All Germany articles – Page 3

  • Berlin Spandau station (Photo: Oliver Lang/Deutsche Bahn)
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    Increasing capacity west of Spandau

    2020-09-03T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Länder of Berlin and Brandenburg have signed an agreement with Deutsche Bahn to finance studies for a project to increase capacity on the 23 km Spandau – Nauen section of the Berlin – Hamburg corridor, including a proposed extension of the Berlin S-Bahn to ...

  • DB Cargo train (Photo: DB).
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    Covid-19 aid package unfair, say independent operators

    2020-09-02T12:44:00Z

    GERMANY: Financial aid earmarked for national operator Deutsche Bahn in the form of a €5bn equity increase as compensation for the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic constitutes unfair state aid under European Union law, according to Netzwerk Europäischer Eisenbahnen, an association of around 60 independent rail freight ...

  • Deutsche Bahn has launched a programme to test digital automatic couplings in live freight traffic.
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    Digital coupler ‘opens door to automation’

    2020-09-02T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has launched a programme to test digital automatic couplings in live freight traffic. Speaking during a demonstration of prototype couplers at the DB Systemtechnik Minden research facility on August 31, Sabina Jeschke, DB’s Board Member for Digitalisation Technology, said that the ...

  • Susanna Karawanskij, State Secretary at the Thüringen Ministry of Infrastructure, hands over the Land's notification of funding for the order
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    Jena orders Stadler trams

    2020-08-28T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Jena’s municipal transport operator Jenaer Nahverkehr has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 24 trams and maintain them for 24 years, with an option for up to 19 more vehicles and a further eight years of maintenance. Susanna Karawanskij, State Secretary at the Thüringen Ministry ...

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    FlixTrain expands as refurbished coaches arrive

    2020-08-19T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Open access operator FlixTrain was able to step up its low-cost services on August 13, when a fourth set of refurbished coaches was put into operation on its Hamburg – Köln route, and is now lengthening trains as additional vehicles arrive.

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    Go-Ahead receives Bayern operating licence

    2020-08-18T12:56:00Z

    GERMANY: Bayern’s Ministry for the Interior, Building Transport has granted the Go-Ahead Bayern subsidiary of the UK’s Go-Ahead Group a train operator’s licence. ‘A very important step has been taken’, said Go-Ahead Bayern Commercial Director Bastian Goßner on August 17. ‘We are on the ...

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    Flirt Akku battery multiple-unit financing in place

    2020-08-18T12:38:00Z

    GERMANY: Financing has been put in place for a €600m order for 55 Flirt Akku battery multiple-units which Stadler is to deliver between the end of 2022 and mid-2024 for use in the north of Germany. In April Paribus Group won Schleswig-Holstein transport agency NAH.SH’s XMU ...

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    ‘Immediate start’ to station refresh programme

    2020-08-17T12:51:00Z

    GERMANY: Promising ‘better hubs, stronger craftsmanship and safe workplaces’, the Ministry of Transport Digital Infrastructure announced on August 14 that work would start ‘immediately’ on a programme to refresh 167 stations . The programme is to be undertaken in partnership with Deutsche Bahn, with ...

  • Berlin S-Bahn (Photo: DB AG/Hans-Joachim Krumnow).
    Urban news

    Berlin S-Bahn tenders invited

    2020-08-13T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg has launched the competitive tendering process for the remaining two portions of the 331 route-km Berlin S-Bahn network, covering the North-South and east-west Stadtbahn service groups.

  • de Karlsruhe Bombardier Flexity tram-train delivery
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    AVG Flexity tram-train delivered to Karlsruhe

    2020-08-07T14:40:00Z

    GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation has delivered the first two of 20 Flexity tram-trains which Karlsruhe area operator Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft ordered in December 2018. The €87m order was the second option that AVG had exercised within a framework agreement signed in 2009 covering the supply ...

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    Freight tram-train to be tested in Karlsruhe

    2020-08-07T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Trials with a prototype freight tram or tram-train are to start in Karlsruhe and the surrounding area in 2022. The concept is being drawn up with a view to improving urban life by reducing road traffic and the emissions it generates. Known as ‘regioKArgo’, a ...

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    Erdinger Ring financing agreement signed

    2020-08-04T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A financing agreement for construction of the München airport – Schwaigerloh line was signed by the Land of Bayern and Deutsche Bahn on July 29. This will enable the national railway to call tenders for construction of the 4·5 km line. The federal government ...

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    Landmark river bridge to cross German-Polish border

    2020-08-02T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: DB Netz is to call tenders in August for the construction of a ‘landmark’ bridge across the River Oder near Kostrzyn, which forms the border between Germany and Poland. The 266 m long bridge designed by Knight Architects with structural ...

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    Alpha Trains acquires DMUs in sale and leaseback deal

    2020-07-29T14:07:00Z

    GERMANY: Leasing company Alpha Trains has acquired 22 Alstom Coradia Lint 54 two-car diesel multiple-units from Transdev in a sale and lease-back transaction, and is to acquire a further nine identical units directly from the manufacturer. The DMUs are to be used by Transdev subsidiary Bayerische ...

  • A groundbreaking ceremony has formally marked the start of construction of a hydrogen train fuelling point in Bremervörde.
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    Hydrogen train fuelling point under construction

    2020-07-28T12:04:00Z

    GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony has formally marked the start of construction of a hydrogen train fuelling point in Bremervörde. This will serve the fleet of 14 Alstom Coradia iLint fuel cell multiple-units which Niedersachen transport authority LNVG has ordered for use by Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser ...

  • Wagons in a freight yard at Halle
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    Digital automatic couplers on test

    2020-07-23T11:31:00Z

    Source: DB/Volker Emersleben EUROPE: Trials with prototype digital automatic couplers from four manufacturers are to start this month, with a view to selecting a single type of coupler that could be introduced across Europe. Testing will continue through to December 2022. The pilot project aims ...

  • Deutsche Bahn has announced an order for 30 inter-city trains able to run at 320 km/h.
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    Deutsche Bahn orders 320 km/h Velaro derivatives

    2020-07-15T10:40:00Z

    Source: DB AG/Siemens GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has announced an order for 30 inter-city trains able to run at 320 km/h. Chairman Dr Richard Lutz confirmed on July 15 that the operator had placed an order worth €1bn with Siemens Mobility for a derivative of the ...

  • Rathaus station on Köln light rail Line 5.
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    €600m settlement ends legal action over Köln tunnel collapse

    2020-07-14T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The city of Köln, transport operator KVB and construction consortium Nord-Süd-Stadtbahn Köln Los Süd have reached an out-of-court agreement to settle legal claims arising from the collapse of the city archive building during construction of the north-south Stadtbahn tunnel. Two people in neighbouring buildings were ...

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    ‘Rail comeback’ could reopen 4 000 km of closed lines

    2020-07-09T13:05:00Z

    GERMANY: More than 200 closed, mothballed or freight-only lines could be reopened to serve 291 towns and a population of around 3 million people, according to proposals drawn up by the Association of German Transport Companies VDV and rail lobby group Allianz pro Schiene. The two ...

  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent
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    Alstom proposes divestments to obtain approval for Bombardier Transportation acquisition

    2020-07-09T09:11:00Z

    INTERNATONAL: Alstom has put forward proposals for a number of product and factory divestments as part of the process of gaining European Union regulatory approval for its planned acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. The European Commission was formally notified of the proposed transaction on June 11. ...