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  • Berlin Hbf (3)
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    Service increases and new trains in German operating contract

    2022-09-30T10:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Berlin-Brandenburg transport authority VBB has awarded DB Regio Nordost the contract to operate Netz Nord-Süd passenger services on behalf of the Länder of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Sachsen-Anhalt. The contract runs for 12 years from December 2026 and covers services RE3 Schwedt/Stralsund – Berlin – ...

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    Deutsche Bahn sells Arriva businesses to private equity holding company

    2022-09-29T16:08:00Z

    EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn has reached agreement to sell its Arriva local transport activities in Denmark, Poland and Serbia.

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    Germany: Farm shop concept spurs freight tram revival

    2022-09-29T08:00:00Z

    Initially developed as a student project, a mobile ‘farm shop’ retail and freight service using a converted tram-train is being proposed for use on the regional rail network around Karlsruhe. This in turn could offer a more viable business model for other cargo tram initiatives.

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    Germany: Wendlingen - Ulm poised to open as Stuttgart21 costs rise again

    2022-09-28T11:00:00Z

    Deutsche Bahn will open the Wendlingen – Ulm high speed line in December with the controversial Stuttgart 21 project following in stages from 2025 onwards. Toma Bačić reports.

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    Technology: Keeping track of tram-trains

    2022-09-27T10:36:00Z

    Enhanced control and supervision tools have been deployed to improve the operation of tram-trains around Karlsruhe, where portion working is a common but complicated process.

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    Battery Flirt answers Schleswig-Holstein’s decarbonisation question

    2022-09-23T10:02:00Z

    GERMANY: Having decided to replace the diesel multiple-units currently used on non-electrified routes in the far north of Germany, the Land of Schleswig-Holstein called tenders for the supply of a fleet of zero-emission trains, leaving the choice of technology to bidders. Stadler proposed its Flirt Akku ...

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    DB accepts ‘Hulk’ hybrid 09 tamper

    2022-09-23T09:46:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Bahnbau Gruppe named its latest track maintenance machine ‘Hulk’ at a joint ceremony with supplier Plasser & Theurer in the outdoor arena at InnoTrans on September 20.

  • Darrmstadt Stadler TINA tram at InnoTrans 2022 (101)
    Metro Report International

    ‘Most modern and innovative tram in Germany’ unveiled

    2022-09-23T09:35:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Launch customer HEAG Mobilo of Darmstadt has unveiled the first TINA tram, which Stadler has designed from scratch as its next generation of light rail vehicle. Speaking at the unveiling at InnoTrans, head of HEAG Mobilo Ann-Kristina Natus said buying a ...

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    Alstom’s iLint claims record run on a single tank of hydrogen

    2022-09-21T13:14:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Alstom’s iLint hydrogen-powered multiple-unit set what the manufacturer says is a world record on September 15 when it arrived in München having completed a journey of 1 175 km on a single tank of fuel.

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    Rail Business UK

    Istanbul – London freight service planned by January

    2022-09-21T13:02:00Z

    EUROPE: Planning is well advanced for the launch of a rail service carrying road semi-trailers between the Asian side of Istanbul and London via the Channel Tunnel, Albert Bastius, COO of TX Logistik, told Rail Business UK at the InnoTrans exhibition. The initiative is almost ready ...

  • Deutsche Bahn CEO Richard Lutz and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksandr Kamyshin signed a memorandum of understanding at InnoTrans on September 20 pledging long-term support and assistance to Ukrainian Railways.
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    Deutsche Bahn pledges long-term support and assistance to Ukrainian Railways

    2022-09-21T12:47:00Z

    EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn CEO Richard Lutz and his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksandr Kamyshin signed a memorandum of understanding at InnoTrans on September 20 pledging long-term support and assistance to Ukrainian Railways. The agreement will help UZ rebuild its network and covers collaboration to expand rail freight corridors ...

  • Skoda RNV ForCity Smart 36T tram at InnoTrans 2022 (11)
    Metro Report International

    Tram designed to meet high specifications of three-city network

    2022-09-20T14:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Škoda has unveiled the prototype for the fleet of custom-designed ForCity Smart 36T trams ordered by Rhein-Neckar transport authority RNV for the metre-gauge network serving the three cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. The manufacturer said RNV required a high-specification vehicle ...

  • Nürnberg Siemens Mobility Avenio tram at InnoTrans 2022 (1)
    Metro Report International

    Nürnberg Avenio tram to enter service this year

    2022-09-20T13:09:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Nürnberg operator VAG expects to put the first of its Siemens Mobility Avenio trams into service by Christmas. This will enable an increase in service frequencies and expand the fleet ahead of the introduction next year of Routes 10 Dutzendteich – Plärrer – Am Wegfeld ...

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    ABB to expand portfolio with acquisition of PowerTech Converter

    2022-09-19T08:35:00Z

    GERMANY: ABB is to acquire PowerTech Converter, which supplies auxiliary power converters for light rail vehicle and metro train onboard systems such as HVAC, lighting, safety equipment, doors and battery charging. Acquired by corporate turnaround specialist Radial Capital Partners from Knorr-Bremse in 2019, PTC has its ...

  • BEG has directly awarded Länderbahn a contract to reintroduce regular passenger services on the 24·8 km Gotteszell – Viechtach route.
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    Revived passenger service to run for a further year

    2022-09-15T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bayern railway agency BEG has directly awarded Die Länderbahn a contract to continue operating passenger service RB38 Gotteszell – Viechtach. Regular passenger services on the 24·8 km route ended in 1991. BEG and Die Länderbahn agreed to reintroduce a trial service for five years from ...

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    Germany: Two-stage tender to choose DB’s next high speed fleet

    2022-09-13T11:00:00Z

    After updating its current high speed fleet, Deutsche Bahn is planning a fifth generation InterCity Express design for the 2030s and beyond. Murray Hughes reports.

  • Hannover CAF TW4000 LRV (Image: Üstra/Tricon)
    Metro Report International

    Hannover’s Üstra awards 275 LRV framework contract

    2022-09-12T14:11:00Z

    GERMANY: Hannover transport operator Üstra has awarded CAF a framework contract to supply up to 275 TW4000 light rail vehicles for the Stadtbahn network by 2040, with a €149·98m firm order for an initial 42. Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG is contributing €67·3m towards the cost. The ...

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    Germany: Government tightens control over national operator

    2022-09-08T11:00:00Z

    This summer’s eye-catching €9 ticket deal in Germany focused the spotlight on rail travel, but it also served to highlight the national railway’s failings. Plummeting performance levels are one reason the government is intervening in an attempt to restore punctuality and reliability. Murray Hughes reports.

  • Aachen
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    Local firms establish Talbot Holding GmbH

    2022-09-06T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The assembly plant in Aachen which has traded as Talbot Services GmbH since July 1 2013 was renamed as Talbot Holding GmbH with effect from August 25 2022. The change in name reflects the establishment of a holding company owned mainly by investors with expertise ...

  • DB Regio biodiesel
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    DB Regio switches fleets to biodiesel

    2022-09-05T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has begun fuelling 57 diesel multiple-units in Baden-Württemberg with biofuel, which it says produces around 90% less CO2 than diesel. The hydrotreated vegetable oil is made from biological residues and waste. It does not contain palm oil, or compete with food and animal ...