All Germany articles – Page 10

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    Record long-distance passenger traffic at DB in 2019, but freight falls back


    A record number of passengers travelled on DB’s inter-city trains in 2019. GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn announced on March 26 that it had carried 150∙7 million passengers on its ICE and IC services during 2019, an increase of 1∙9% over the previous year; it was the ...

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    Hessische Landesbahn orders Stage V compliant Alstom DMUs


    Source: Alstom Design Styling GERMANY: Hessische Landesbahn has placed a €120m firm order for Alstom to supply 30 two-car Coradia Lint 41 regional diesel multiple-units for use on Wetterau West-Ost services from 2022. These will be the first Coradia Lint 41 DMUs to ...

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    MKB orders Vectron Dual Mode locomotives


    GERMANY: Mindener Kreisbahnen has ordered two Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives from Siemens Mobility. These will be able to operate from the 15 kV 16·7 Hz overhead electrification or by using a 2 400 kW diesel engine on non-electrified routes. The locos are scheduled to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Region-wide Fairtiq app roll-out adds weekly capping


    GERMANY: Check-in/check-out ticketing using the Fairtiq app is now available across trains, trams and buses in the Verkehrsverbund Mittelthüringen region covering Erfurt, Weimar, Jena, Gera and Gotha. This is the first time that Fairtiq has been rolled across an entire German fares area, and the deployment adds ...

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    Metro Report International

    Stadler wins €3bn Berlin U-Bahn car order after legal dispute


    Stadler is to supply the J/JK series in large and small profile variants. GERMANY: Stadler announced on March 20 that it had won an order to supply up to 1 500 metro cars to Berlin operator BVG. The framework agreement has a nominal value of €3bn ...

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    Knorr-Bremse awarded Desiro brake upgrading framework contract


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Knorr-Bremse have finalised a framework agreement for the modernisation of braking systems on Class 642 Siemens Desiro regional diesel multiple-units. By the end of 2024, Knorr-Bremse is to supply at least 155 ESRA Evolution brake control conversion kits which will be fitted ...

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    First order for Mireo Plus B battery EMUs


    GERMANY: The Land of Baden-Württemberg’s rolling stock body SFBW has ordered 20 battery-equipped Mireo Plus B electric multiple-units from Siemens Mobility, which will then be responsible for their availability over a 29½-year operating life. The two-car EMUs with 120 seats are to be deployed on ...

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    Metro Report International

    Köln and Wuppertal operators order 25 hydrogen buses


    GERMANY: Local operators Regionalverkehr Köln and Wuppertaler Stadtwerkehas have jointly ordered 25 Urbino 12 hydrogen-powered buses from Solaris for delivery from 2021. The 25 vehicles will cost €650 000 each. Wuppertal will use 10, with the other 15 serving Köln. The buses will be equipped ...

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    Metro Report International

    S-Bahn Berlin selects Synectics operations management platform


    Source: DB/Hans-Joachim Krumnow GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn subsidiary S-Bahn Berlin is to use Synectics’ Synergy 3 operations management platform to integrate and automate data processing, incident response and performance reporting across its network. This is intended to enable the operator’s staff – as well as other ...

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    Tailor-made approach switches freight from road to rail


    EUROPE: DB Cargo Logistics has developed a tailor-made transport model to enable cross-laminated timber manufacturer Binderholz to switch its shipments of building products up to 20 m long from road to rail. This has included reopening a disused private siding at Binderholz’s Burgbernheim factory in Bayern ...

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    Direct London – Bordeaux trains could start in 2022, suggests SNCF


    A direct London – Bordeaux service could be launched in 2022, President of SNCF International Diego Diaz suggested when commemorative boards were unveiled at London’s St Pancras station to mark a twinning agreement with Bordeaux Saint-Jean. 

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    Metro Report International

    Cubic awarded Aachen ticketing contract


    GERMANY: Aachen transport association AVV has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract worth more than US$3m to supply and maintain a multimodal ticketing system in the regions of Aachen, Düren, and Heinsberg. Mobile ticketing, an internet shop, and customer service portal are to be implemented by ...

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    Immersed tunnel to relieve Fehmarnsund bridge


    GERMANY: To create an ‘efficient’ north-south pan-European corridor, the federal Ministry of Transport has reached agreement with DB Netz and the Land of Schleswig-Holstein to build an immersed tunnel carrying rail and road links under the Fehmarn Sound between eastern Holstein and the island of Fehmarn. ...

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    IT-Trans event postponed owing to coronavirus concerns


    GERMANY: ‘In light of the extreme circumstances’ arising from the global spread of the coronavirus, the International Association of Public Transport and Messe Karlsruhe have ‘with regret but determination’ postponed the IT-Trans transport technology conference and exhibition which was due to be held on March 3-6. ...

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    ‘No reason to cancel InnoTrans’


    INNOTRANS: Amid concerns about the impact of the coronavirus and associated travel restrictions on international business, on February 28 InnoTrans organiser Messe Berlin told Railway Gazette International ‘we are in constant communication with the responsible health authorities and are monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19’. Messe ...

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    InnoTrans 2020 provides gateway to Berlin-Brandenburg


    INNOTRANS: Companies from Berlin and the Land of Brandenburg will be exhibiting together on a joint stand in Hall B of the CityCube building, with a combined display area of more than 1 200 m². ‘At InnoTrans 2020 some 80 exhibitors from the capital Berlin ...

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    Hessische Landesbahn retains Wetterau West-Ost contract


    GERMANY: Following a European tender, Rhein-Main transport authority RMV has awarded incumbent Hessische Landesbahn the next contract to operate Wetterau West-Ost passenger services in the area north of Frankfurt. The contract running for 10 years from December 11 2022 covers services RB46 Gießen – Gelnhausen, RB47 ...

  • Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft Niebüll launched a six-day trial passenger service on the Tornesch – Uetersen freight line

    Trial passenger service to assess reopening prospects


    Source: NEG GERMANY: Regional operator Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft Niebüll launched a six-day trial passenger service on the Tornesch – Uetersen freight line north of Hamburg on February 20. Source: NEG This is intended to help assess potential demand for a long-discussed ...

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    Wabtec starts work on Bochum brake and coupler plant


    Source: Panattoni GERMANY: Wabtec has held a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of a 20 000 m 2 brake and coupler manufacturing and maintenance factory at Bochum. Source: Wabtec/Patrick Sordoillet The plant is being developed by Panattoni Europe, with ...

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    ‘Modern and higher-quality’ EMUs ordered for Lausitz services


    GERMANY: DB Regio has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 18 three-car Mireo electric multiple-units for use on Netz Lausitz regional passenger services from late 2022. The EMUs to be supplied from Siemens’ Krefeld plant will have 180 seats including ‘premium-quality’ first class areas and ...