All Germany articles – Page 3

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    Germany needs faster electrification, says Allianz pro Schiene

    2021-03-01T10:06:00Z

    GERMANY: The federal government needs to accelerate significantly the rate of electrification if it is to achieve its target of having at least 70% of the national network wired by 2025, according to the non-profit transport alliance Allianz pro Schiene.

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    Niedersachsen orders the ‘quietest trains in Germany’

    2021-02-25T17:54:00Z

    GERMANY: ‘Niedersachsen has never ordered so many new trains in one go’, said Land Minister of Transport Dr Bernd Althusmann when transport authority LNVG named Alstom as preferred bidder to supply 34 partly-double-deck electric multiple-units for use on Expresskreuz Bremen/Niedersachsen services. The contract announced ...

  • Hamburg S-Bahn Bombardier Transportation Class 490 EMU (Photo: Radek Kopras) (2)
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    Hamburg S-Bahn EMU deliveries complete

    2021-02-24T11:36:00Z

    GERMANY: All 82 of S-Bahn Hamburg’s fleet of Class 490 EMUs have now entered service, the operator has confirmed. The EMUs were ordered from Bombardier Transportation to replace Class 472/473 units dating from the mid-1970s. The original order placed in 2013 was for 60 trainsets, ...

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    Basel – Binz night train planned

    2021-02-23T09:15:00Z

    GERMANY: Köln-based operator Train4you has opened bookings for an overnight service from southwest Germany to the Baltic beach resort of Binz on the island of Rügen.

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    Concern over digital agenda as Jeschke quits DB board

    2021-02-19T11:45:00Z

    GERMANY: Currently Board Member for Digitalisation Technology at Deutsche Bahn, Professor Sabina Jeschke is to step down in the next few months, the national railway confirmed on February 18. Jeschke was recruited to the DB management board in November 2017 at the behest ...

  • Thales is to undertake the Stuttgart digital signalling project  (Photo: DB/Wolfgang Klee).
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    Thales to undertake Stuttgart digital signalling project

    2021-02-18T16:45:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Thales the contract to implement modules 1 and 2 of the Digital Node Stuttgart project to deploy digital signalling systems to increase rail capacity around the city. The €127m contract running to the end of 2025 covers the supply and ...

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    Metro Report International

    Three cities place joint tram order

    2021-02-17T12:28:00Z

    GERMANY: The cities of Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg and Cottbus have jointly awarded Škoda Transportation a €110m contract to supply 24 trams, with an option for a further 21. The three-section unidirectional 70% low-floor ForCity Plus trams will replace existing high-floor vehicles which are ...

  • Andreas Vogler Studio is to undertake study into the use of autonomous trains in Bayern
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    Automation of rural branch line trains to be studied

    2021-02-17T11:40:00Z

    GERMANY: A study into the potential automation of rural passenger train services has been awarded funding, with a branch line in Oberfranken selected for testing.

  • Railpool takes over Ajax Loktechnik GmbH (Photo: Railpool)
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    Railpool to acquire maintenance company Ajax Loktechnik

    2021-02-16T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Leasing company Railpool is to take over Hamburg-based locomotive maintenance company Ajax Loktechnik with effect from March 1. Railpool said Ajax Loktechnik would bring expertise in flexible mobile servicing and heavy maintenance, as well as a second workshop in the important freight hub of ...

  • The Retrack subsidiary of VTG Rail Logistics has taken delivery of two Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives
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    EuroDual electro-diesel locos delivered

    2021-02-15T09:46:00Z

    GERMANY: The Retrack freight operating subsidiary of VTG Rail Logistics has taken delivery of two Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives, ordered under a long-term leasing contract for up to four locomotives which it signed with European Loc Pool last year. The EuroDual locos are rated at ...

  • MegaHub Lehrte (Photo: DB/Andreas Witzel)
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    Train-to-train transfers as MegaHub Lehrte automated freight terminal steps up operations

    2021-02-10T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Intermodal services using the automated MegaHub terminal at Lehrte will be stepped up significantly in April, and train-to-train transfers will begin. 

  • Frankfurt transport operator VGF has called tenders for a CBTC signalling and train protection system for use across its U-Bahn and tram networks.
    Metro Report International

    Digital train control to drive modal shift in Frankfurt

    2021-02-09T12:21:00Z

    GERMANY: Frankfurt-am-Main public transport operator VGF has called tenders for a CBTC signalling and train protection system for use across its U-Bahn and tram networks. Issuing a European-wide tender on February 1, VGF said its Digital Train Control System Frankfurt would replace its ageing conventional train ...

  • Ohmtalbahn study agreement (Photo: Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf)
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    Ohmtalbahn reopening study

    2021-02-07T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Marburg-Biedenkopf local authority has commissioned consultancy Ederlog to study the potential reopening of the Ohmtalbahn.

  • Konux has secured financing to support the further development of software-as-a-service products which use internet-of-things and machine learning to automate railway operating, monitoring and maintenance processes.
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    Railway automation technology company attracts investors

    2021-02-04T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: München-based transport AI company Konux has secured financing to support the further development of software-as-a-service products which use internet-of-things and machine learning to automate railway operating, monitoring and maintenance processes. It has also announced the appointment of former Vossloh and Siemens rail automation division CEO Andreas ...

  • DB Regio Siemens Mobility Desiro HC and Mireo impression
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    DB Regio orders Desiro HC and Mireo EMUs

    2021-01-29T15:35:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio Bayern has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 25 Desiro HC electric multiple-units and six Mireo units for use on Donau-Isar regional passenger services from the December 2024 timetable change. Last year Bayern railway agency BEG awarded DB Regio the contract ...

  • The Land said a direct award was justified as a market survey had found that only DB Regio had access to suitable vehicles.
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    DB Regio retains tilting train contract

    2021-01-27T14:27:00Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Thüringen and a group of local transport authorities have awarded incumbent DB Regio a contract to continue to operate regional passenger services using tilting trainsets from the end of the current agreement on December 12 2021 until December 9 2028. The ...

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    Battery train cooling equipment contract

    2021-01-27T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Technotrans is to provide customised cooling systems for the lithium-ion traction power batteries which will be fitted to 55 Flirt Akku trainsets which Stadler is building for use in Schleswig-Holstein, as well as 24 of the 35 Flirt multiple-units to be supplied for use in south ...

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    iLint hydrogen project wins European Railway Award

    2021-01-26T10:46:00Z

    EUROPE: Germany’s iLint initiative to put hydrogen fuel cell trains into commercial operation on regional lines in Niedersachsen was named as winner of the 14th European Railway Award during a virtual ceremony on January 25, hosted from Brussels by industry associations UNIFE and CER. According to ...

  • Eight railway industry associations have jointly set out their three most important requests from politicians ahead of the federal election to be held in September this year (Photo: DB/C Bedeschinski).
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    Digitalisation, infrastructure and modal shift on the German industry’s wish list

    2021-01-26T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Eight railway industry associations have jointly set out their three most important requests from politicians ahead of the federal election to be held in September this year. The three requests are to expand railway infrastructure to support a Deutschlandtakt national regular-interval timetable; to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Berlin tram extension approved

    2021-01-20T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Final planning approval has been granted for a 2·1 km extension of Berlin tram route M10 from the Hauptbahnhof to Turmstraße U-Bahn station on Line U9.