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  • Stadler Flirt3 EMU for E-Netz Allgäu services.
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    Industrial espionage concerns raised over third-party train maintenance contract

    2021-05-07T11:30:00Z

    GERMANY: Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has raised concerns about the potential for industrial espionage after Go-Ahead awarded the international subsidiary of Transmashholding a contract to maintain a fleet of electric multiple-units ordered for use on E-Netz Allgäu services in Bayern. Stadler is worried that ...

  • Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer has authorised investment of €25m in a project to introduce hydrogen fuel cell trains in the Land of Brandenburg.
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    Hydrogen trains for the Heidekrautbahn

    2021-05-06T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer has authorised investment of €25m in a project to introduce hydrogen fuel cell trains in the Land of Brandenburg. Announcing the grant at Basdorf station on the Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn on May 3, Scheuer said this would be ‘a giant ...

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    Direct award planned for Germany – Poland services

    2021-05-01T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Berlin-Brandenburg transport authority VBB has annouced its intention to negotiate a directly-awarded contract for DB Regio to continue to operate cross-border regional passenger services to Poland. The contract would include services RB91 Frankfurt (Oder) – Rzepin, RB92 Guben – Zielona Góra and RB66/RE66 (Berlin–) ...

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    Access charge reductions fairer than direct support, says ERFA

    2021-04-27T05:00:00Z

    Duisburg (Photo: DB). EUROPE: The European Rail Freight Association has reiterated its belief that reducing track access charges would be the best way of supporting the rail freight sector through the pandemic in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner, rather than providing direct support for individual ...

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    Snälltåget will not bid for Stockholm – Brussels night train contract

    2021-04-22T11:17:00Z

    EUROPE: Open access operator Snälltåget has decided not to bid for the contract to operate the Swedish government’s proposed overnight service between Stockholm, Malmö, Hamburg, Köln and Brussels.

  • Hanseatische Eisenbahn is to operate Elbe-Altmark II passenger services for six years from the December 2022 timetable change (Photo: HANS/Johannes Watzke).
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    HANS retains operating contract

    2021-04-21T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Sachsen-Anhalt transport authority NASA and its Berlin-Brandenburg counterpart VBB have awarded Hanseatische Eisenbahn a contract to operate Elbe-Altmark II passenger services for six years from the December 2022 timetable change. The contract covers local services RB 34 Stendal – Rathenow and RB33 Stendal –Tangermünde. ...

  • Impression of the south portal of the Laiming tunnel (Image: Deutsche Bahn)
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    Brenner northern approach alignment selected

    2021-04-20T09:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The preferred alignment for the cross-border northern approach route to the Brenner Base Tunnel has been announced by Deutsche Bahn, Austrian Federal Railways and Germany’s Ministry of Transport Digital Infrastructure. Five alignments had been proposed, with the Violet Route option selected following ...

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    Interview: Digital becomes tangible

    2021-04-13T07:00:00Z

    There is a window of opportunity to combine increased public funding with the demonstrable operational benefits of digital technology in order to drive modal shift to rail after the pandemic, Knorr-Bremse’s Board Member for Rail Systems Dr Jürgen Wilder explains to Nick Kingsley.

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    München – Zürich: an island no longer

    2021-04-06T14:00:00Z

    Electrification of a 155 km section of the München – Zürich corridor and the rerouting of inter-city trains to bypass the island in Lindau has reduced journey times between the two cities to 4 h, with hopes of further cuts to come, reports Toma Bačić.

  • LNVG has awarded incumbent and sole bidder Bentheimer Eisenbahn a contract to contiune operating the RB56 Regiopa Express service
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    Bentheimer Eisenbahn awarded 15-year contract to operate revived passenger service

    2021-03-31T09:54:00Z

    GERMANY: Following a European tender, Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG has awarded incumbent and sole bidder Bentheimer Eisenbahn a contract to contiune operating the RB56 Regiopa Express service on the Bad Bentheim – Nordhorn – Neuenhaus route for 15 years from December 12 2021. ‘We are ...

  • Wascosa Eamnos wagons (2)
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    Growth is essential, says wagon leasing company

    2021-03-30T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Wascosa has handed over 45 Eamnos open wagons to Havelländische Eisenbahn, which will use them primarily for transporting building materials The wagons were manufactured by Greenbrier in Poland. ‘As the fourth largest lessor of freight wagons, Wascosa will continue ...

  • Knorr Bremse Merak Getafe headquarters
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    Family trust to provide continuity at Knorr-Bremse and Vossloh

    2021-03-29T09:11:00Z

    GERMANY: The stakes in Knorr-Bremse and Vossloh which were held by the late Heinz Hermann Thiele are to be transferred to a family trust under the terms of his will. ‘Thiele’s wish was to secure his life’s work for the future’, said his executor and ...

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    Frankfurt studies cargo tram opportunities

    2021-03-29T08:17:00Z

    GERMANY: A project to investigate the possibility of introducing a freight tram service in Frankfurt has been awarded funding by the Land of Hesse. The project is being undertaken by Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, in co-operation with city transport operator VGF and parcel ...

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    Car-carrying wagon contract

    2021-03-26T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Waggonbau Niesky and Slovak partner ŽOS Trnava are to produce 130 four-axle Laaers double-deck car-carrying wagons for use by DB Cargo. The order is worth €7m, and there are options for additional wagons. ŽOS Trnava is to supply components for the wagons to ...

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    Medway to launch daily intermodal train linking Portugal with Germany

    2021-03-25T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Private freight operator Medway plans to launch a direct daily intermodal train branded Vasco de Gama from terminals in Portugal to Stuttgart in Germany in the fourth quarter of this year. Initially the train carrying general freight shipments will run via the break of ...

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    Digital interlocking contracts awarded

    2021-03-23T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Infrastructure manager DB Netz has selected seven manufacturers to install and commission digital interlockings as part of its Digitale Schiene Deutschland strategy.

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    Tests suggest 30% cost saving using distributed power with LTE

    2021-03-17T12:40:00Z

    EUROPE: Initial results have confirmed the feasibility of operating long freight trains with distributed power using LTE technology, and the potential for significant cost savings.

  • The Hamburg city Senate has announced plans to order a further series of Class 490 EMUs to support expansion of the city’s S-Bahn network.
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    Hamburg to expand S-Bahn fleet

    2021-03-16T14:57:00Z

    GERMANY: The Hamburg city Senate has announced plans to order a further series of Class 490 EMUs to support expansion of the city’s S-Bahn network. Citing projects such as the S4 extension to Bad Oldesloe, the S21 extension to Kaltenkirchen and the proposed S32 western ...

  • Universal Transport Group delivers NJ Transit locomotive (3)
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    Transporting a locomotive from Kassel to New Jersey

    2021-03-13T05:00:00Z

    USA: Universal Transport Group is managing the delivery of 25 ALP45-DP locomotives which NJ Transit ordered from Bombardier Transportation. The electro-diesel locomotives are being produced at the Kassel factory in Germany. Universal Transport Group’s project forwarder Züst Bachmeier is responsible for organising and ...

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    Antiviral surface protection for public transport

    2021-03-11T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Hübner Group has entered into a co-operation agreement with Airdal for the distribution of antiviral surface protection products in the public transport market. ‘Regional transit companies are encountering major challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’, said Helge Förster, General Manager of Hübner ...