All Germany articles – Page 4

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    Wuppertal Schwebebahn services suspended amid tyre trouble

    2020-07-07T13:45:00Z

    GERMANY: Weekday services on the Wuppertal Schwebebahn suspended monorail are to be withdrawn for up to a year to enable urgent guideway repairs, the operator has confirmed. Following an emergency meeting of its supervisory board on July 2, municipal transport and utility company Wuppertaler Stadtwerke ...

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    Berlin U-Bahn station to be renamed over racism concerns

    2020-07-07T07:59:00Z

    GERMANY: Berlin city transport operator BVG intends to rename Mohrenstrasse station on U-Bahn Line U2 ‘out of understanding and respect’ for the ‘sometimes controversial’ debate about the name of the eponymous road, which uses an archaic term for people from North Africa. ‘As a cosmopolitan company ...

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    Arriva awards Guardia ETCS retrofitting contract

    2020-07-04T05:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Arriva Nederland has awarded Stadler a contract to retrofit 36 Flirt multiple-units used on regional services in Limburg with Guardia ETCS onboard equipment. The contract includes obtaining approval for the use of Guardia in Germany and Belgium, because eight of the EMUs are used on ...

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    München orders U-Bahn trains

    2020-07-02T13:13:00Z

    GERMANY: München municipal utility company SWM has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply a further 22 six-car Type C2 metro trains, which are scheduled to enter service on lines U2 and U6 from 2022. Operation on other lines is also planned. The latest ...

  • The German government has underlined its commitment to investment in the rail sector to enable a significant increase in market share
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    German government commits to rail at national summit

    2020-07-01T08:27:00Z

    GERMANY: The federal government underlined its commitment to investment in the rail sector to enable a significant increase in market share during a Rail Summit hosted by the Federal Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure in Berlin on June 30.

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    Information displays and text-to-speech buttons at tram and bus stops

    2020-06-29T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Braunschweig transport association Regionalverband Großraum Braunschweig has selected Teleste Corp and its local subsidiary iqu Systems to supply passenger information systems for all tram stops and selected bus stops across the city. Under the contract to be completed by March 2022, Teleste will supply 243 ...

  • Geodis has organised four shipments of containers carrying millions of disposable medical gloves from Chengdu to Nürnberg by rail
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    Dedicated logistics concept developed for China – Germany medical glove shipments

    2020-06-23T05:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Geodis has organised four shipments of containers carrying millions of disposable medical gloves from Chengdu to Nürnberg by rail for the German government. A batch was also sent to Frankfurt by air. The 40 ft containers are fitted with GEOtags which enable live tracking via ...

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    Blankenburg tram extension moves forward

    2020-06-22T14:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Berlin Senate has authorised transport operator BVG to start detailed design for a northern extension of tram route M2 to Blankenburg S-Bahn station.

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    Stadler Mannheim formed through acquisition of VIPCO

    2020-06-22T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Stadler has acquired VIPCO GmbH, which has become a new German subsidiary under the name Stadler Mannheim GmbH. The 50 staff in Mannheim, Kassel and Halle will develop hardware and software for train control, communication and diagnosis systems for use across the Stadler Group, including ...

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    Snälltåget targets 2021 expansion

    2020-06-19T13:36:00Z

    EUROPE: Citing uncertainties over international travel as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, open access operator Snälltäget has decided to suspend its seasonal overnight trains between Sweden and Germany for 2020 and focus on developing an increased service from 2021.

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    Modular multi-function wagons on test

    2020-06-17T14:51:00Z

    GERMANY: Trials have begun with a modular platform wagon that can be adapted for use with a variety of cargoes. In a joint development programme called M2, DB Cargo and wagon leasing group VTG have completed initial dynamic tests with the first vehicles and will now commence noise and static load testing.

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    Talgo orders ECx onboard systems

    2020-06-14T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Talgo has awarded EKE-Electronics a contract to supply its Trainnet train communication management system for the ECx trainsets ordered by Deutsche Bahn. The €550m DB order finalised in February 2019 covers the supply of 23 17-car loco-hauled ECx 230 km/h push-pull trainsets to ...

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    Alpen-Sylt Nachtexpress links the Alps and the North Sea

    2020-06-11T09:54:00Z

    EUROPE: RDC Deutschland has opened bookings for the Alpen-Sylt Nachtexpress , a seasonal overnight train between the German North Sea island of Sylt and Salzburg in Austria which will launch on July 4. ‘We believe in the successful renaissance of night trains in Europe’, said Managing ...

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    Lineas announces barge replacement train services

    2020-06-06T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: To facilitate a shift of freight from barge to rail at a time when water levels in the River Rhein are at their lowest in five years, Lineas is to increase its services and capacity on the corridor over the summer period from June 15. ...

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    New tunnel in Nürnberg – Schirnding electrification plan

    2020-06-05T13:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Plans to electrify the 140 km line from Nürnberg via Marktredwitz to Schirnding near the Czech border in northeast Bayern have been unveiled by DB Netz at events in Lauf and Schwandorf.

  • A three-month study of the extent to which battery-powered trains could replace diesel traction in Germany is being undertaken through a collaboration between rolling stock financing company Rock Rail, Technische Universität Dresden and the UK’s Universit
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    ​Universities study options for battery traction to replace diesel

    2020-06-05T09:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A three-month study of the extent to which battery-powered trains could replace diesel traction in Germany is being undertaken through a collaboration between rolling stock financing company Rock Rail, Technische Universität Dresden and the UK’s University of Birmingham. According to lobby group Allianz pro Schiene, ...

  • Trials are underway with a larger version of the AZLok shunting and engineering train locomotives which Deutsche Bahn has ordered from China’s CRRC Zhuzhou.
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    DB tests larger version of CRRC hybrid shunting locomotive

    2020-06-03T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Trials are underway with a larger version of the AZLok shunting and engineering train locomotives which Deutsche Bahn has ordered from China’s CRRC Zhuzhou. DB ordered four 750 kW four-axle diesel-battery hybrid locomotives from CRRC Zhuzhou in June 2018 at a cost of €10m, with ...

  • The decision to move InnoTrans from September 2020 to April 27-30 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic has received widespread support, organiser Messe Berlin says.
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    InnoTrans organiser reports ‘positive reactions’ to new date

    2020-06-01T08:47:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The decision to move InnoTrans from September 2020 to April 27-30 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic has received widespread support, organiser Messe Berlin says. ‘We are delighted that with this very complex and complicated measure we are able to offer an adequate alternative to ...

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    Freight innovation funding applications invited

    2020-05-28T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Federal Ministry for Transport Digital Infrastructure has invited applications for funding of projects designed to improve the economics and efficiency of rail freight. Proposals should relate to digitalisation, automation and vehicle technology, and applications should be made via the Federal Railway Office ...

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    Automatic operation of regional passenger trains to be tested

    2020-05-27T11:03:00Z

    GERMANY: The automatic operation of regional trains in passenger service is to be tested in a ‘regulatory sandbox’ in Niedersachsen, the project partners announced on May 27. Due to launch in 2021, the project brings together Alstom, aerospace research centre DLR, the Technical University of Berlin, ...