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+Spain / Ganz-Mavag in takeover negotiations with Talgomore

The Hungarian company Ganz-Mavag is in negotiations to acquire the Spanish rail vehicle manufacturer Talgo. On 9th February 2024, the company confirmed that a binding offer and financing are still pending. Talgo had already informed the Spanish stock exchange supervisory authority CNMV in November 2023 that an anonymous group of investors was prepared to pay EUR 5 per share, which would correspond to a total value of EUR 632 million (SCI RAILDATA Issue 47/2023). According to reports, Trilantic and Torreal, which together hold 40% of Talgo\'s shares, have already agreed to the sale. Following the announcement of the takeover negotiations, Talgo\'s share price rose by around 12% and currently stands at EUR 4.50.
Source: Railway Supply 12.02.2024

+USA / Ancora launches takeover bid for Norfolk Southernmore

Ancora Holdings, an Ohio-based investor group, has launched a takeover bid for US Class I railway company Norfolk Southern. Ancora recently acquired a stake in Norfolk Southern worth over EUR 924 million (USD 1 billion) and is now proposing eight new independent directors to appoint a new CEO and COO as soon as possible. The Group is recommending former United Parcel Service (UPS) COO James Barber as the new CEO and Jamie Boychuk, who was Executive Vice President of Operations at Class I operator CSX until 4th August 2023, as COO. Ancora criticises Norfolk Southern\'s current leadership and its handling of the East Palestine train crash on 3rd February 2023 as symptomatic of a failed strategy and lack of accountability (SCI RAILDATA Issue 43/2023). Norfolk Southern says it will review Ancora\'s proposed nominees and make a formal recommendation in the final proxy statement.
Source: Ancora press release 20.02.2024

+Germany / Siemens Mobility delivers up to 250 electric locomotives to Railpoolmore

Manufacturer Siemens Mobility has signed a framework agreement with leasing company Railpool for the delivery of up to 250 electric locomotives. The first call-off of this contract includes 70 Vectron electric locomotives, which can be used for cross-border transport in up to 16 countries. The order includes both multi-system locomotives for AC and DC networks as well as AC locomotives, bringing Railpool\'s Vectron fleet to a total of 228 locomotives. These locomotives will be deployed on various European corridors, including the North-South and East-West corridors. The locomotives supplied have an output of 6.4 MW, reach speeds of up to 230 km/h and are equipped with national and European train control systems (ETCS). With this contract, Siemens Mobility has increased the total number of Vectron locomotives sold to over 2,400 units.
Source: Railpool press release 20.02.2024

+Brazil / MRS orders 30 Evolution locomotives from Wabtecmore

Brazilian logistics company MRS has awarded Wabtec an order worth around EUR 93.6 million (BRL 500 million) for the delivery of 30 new locomotives with diesel-electric drive from the Evolution series. Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2024. The ES44ACi model, which will be launched in 2022, is equipped with a diesel engine from the Evolution series with 12 cylinders and an output of 3,300 kW. The electronically controlled four-stroke engine has turbochargers that increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions through thermal combustion efficiency in conjunction with a double air intake cooling system. The ES44ACi locomotive is expected to achieve an emissions reduction of around 5% compared to its predecessor, the AC4400. In addition, the high-strength materials used in production allow maintenance intervals to be extended by around 28%, which reduces operating costs over the locomotive\'s life cycle.
Source: MRS press release 21.02.2024, Wabtec press release 21.02.2024

+France / RTM buys 200 electric buses from Heuliezmore

The transport operator of the city of Marseille, RTM, has awarded manufacturer Heuliez, a company belonging to the Iveco Group, to supply 200 electric buses. The first GX 337 Elec vehicles are due to be delivered to RTM in 2024, while the entire order will be finalised by 2027. The order is worth EUR 125 million. Once this order has been realised, more than a third of the RTM bus fleet will have been converted to electric operation.
Source: Iveco press release 14.02.2024

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