All Germany articles – Page 2

  • Impression of the south portal of the Laiming tunnel (Image: Deutsche Bahn)

    Brenner northern approach alignment selected


    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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    In depth

    Interview: Digital becomes tangible


    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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    In depth

    München – Zürich: an island no longer


    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

    Bentheimer Eisenbahn awarded 15-year contract to operate revived passenger service


    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)

    Growth is essential, says wagon leasing company


    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 ...

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    Family trust to provide continuity at Knorr-Bremse and Vossloh


    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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    Metro Report International

    Frankfurt studies cargo tram opportunities


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.
    Metro Report International

    Hamburg to expand S-Bahn fleet


    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)

    Transporting a locomotive from Kassel to New Jersey


    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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    Metro Report International

    Antiviral surface protection for public transport


    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 ...

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    DB to launch Lufthansa SuperSprinters


    GERMANY: Non-stop inter-city trains linking Köln with München and Berlin in less than 4 h are to be introduced from the December 2021 timetable change, as part of an expansion of air-rail links announced by DB Fernverkehr and Lufthansa on March 8.

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    Metro Report International

    Knorr-Bremse to supply Berlin U-Bahn rolling stock subsystems


    GERMANY: Knorr-Bremse is to supply Stadler with braking, door and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for the 606 J/JK series metro cars ordered by Berlin transport operator BVG. The order announced on March 4 is the first for metro doors and HVAC which Knorr-Bremse has ...

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    Improving access to rail to get freight off the roads


    GERMANY: A package of measures to improve access to the rail network and incentivise companies to switch freight from lorries to more environmentally-friendly trains has come into effect this month. The initiative is designed to support the Ministry of Transport Digital Infrastructure’s aim ...

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    ODEG retains Baltic coast operating contract


    GERMANY: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern transport authority VMV has awarded incumbent Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn the next contract to operate Ostseeküste II passenger services along the Baltic Sea coast. The contract awarded to ODEG on March 1 covers the operation of services RE9 Rostock – Stralsund – Sassnitz/Binz and RE10 ...

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    Discontinuous electrification proposed on Brandenburg regional route


    GERMANY: Hybrid battery-electric trains could be running on the Berlin – Neuruppin – Wittenberge route by 2028, according to a study undertaken for the District of Ostprignitz-Ruppin by the Innoverse transport consultancy.

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    Hydrogen train trial to inform electrification thinking


    GERMANY: Baden-Württemberg local operator Südwestdeutsche Landesverkehrs is to test an Alstom iLint hydrogen multiple-unit in regular service.