All Germany articles – Page 4

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    Multimodal booking platform FromAtoB closes

    2021-01-20T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Berlin-based multimodal travel booking platform FromAtoB closed at the end of December. In a statement to customers, FromAtoB said 2020 had been a tough year, and ‘no-one could really foresee the impact that this pandemic would have on personal lives, or the economy. After ...

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    ICE4 inspection and maintenance contract awarded

    2021-01-19T11:53:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for the first scheduled inspection and maintenance of 40 ICE4 high speed trainsets, with an option covering a further 50.

  • Dresden CarGoTram (Photo: DVB)
    Metro Report International

    CarGoTram freight tram service comes to an end

    2021-01-19T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The CarGoTram freight tram service which carried automotive parts to a Volkswagen factory in Dresden has ended, following the car manufacturer’s adoption of a revised logistics approach with the switch from production of the e-Golf car to the all-electric ID.3.

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    Virtual groundbreaking launches construction of the Fehmarn Belt tunnel

    2021-01-11T09:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A virtual groundbreaking ceremony was held on January 1 to officially mark the start of construction of the 18 km Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Denmark and Germany. Plans for a live event in Rødbyhavn on January 4 had been cancelled because of ...

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    Grant for grommets

    2021-01-09T05:00:00Z

    GROMMET EDGING: US company Device Technologies Inc has been awarded a State Trade Expansion Programme grant to help market its Spring-Fast SL-FST grommet edging to the European rolling stock market. This will build on DTi’s long term programme to grow international sales through its Hamburg-based European ...

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    Metro Report International

    New EMUs enter service as first Berlin S-Bahn concession starts

    2021-01-04T10:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The first Class 483/484 EMUs for the Berlin S-Bahn network began running on route S47 in the early hours of January 1, as the route became the first in the city to be operated under a tendered contract. The Spindlersfeld ...

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    Bettembourg – Rostock intermodal service to launch in January

    2021-01-04T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: CFL Multimodal, Stena Line, LKW Walter and Rostock Port are to launch a thrice-weekly service between the Bettembourg-Dudelange intermodal terminal and the RTM Terminal in Rostock on January 11, transporting craneable and non-craneable trailers as well as containers. ‘As a ferry and RoRo hub with ...

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    Getting ready to Know Your Train

    2020-12-30T17:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Ci4Rail has been founded in Nürnberg to provide intelligent cloud services and edge technology for the transport sector. The start-up company is to launch Know Your Train, a ‘holistic platform’ comprising hardware, software and accompanying services for predictive maintenance and other value-added applications. The ...

  • Final preparations are in hand for a programme of tests to determine the feasibility of regular operation of long freight trains with distributed power using LTE technology.
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    DB Cargo to test operation of long trains using distributed power with LTE

    2020-12-21T13:29:00Z

    GERMANY: Final preparations are in hand for a programme of tests to determine the feasibility of regular operation of long freight trains with distributed power using LTE technology. To be carried out in February 2021 on the steeply graded line between Probstzella and Hochstadt-Marktzeuln near Lichtenfels, ...

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    Integral DMUs extend S28 to Wuppertal

    2020-12-17T14:10:00Z

    GERMANY: Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr has extended its Kaarst – Düsseldorf – Mettmann S-Bahn route S28 to Wuppertal Hbf with effect from the December 13 timetable change. The local service which previously terminated at Mettmann Stadtwald has been extended by around 7 km using a mix of reactivated ...

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    Direct award planned for hydrogen train services

    2020-12-17T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG and the city of Bremen have advance given notice of their intention to directly award a contract for the proposed operation of hydrogen fuel cell trains on service RB33 Cuxhaven – Bremerhaven – Bremervörde – Stade. The authorities said there is ...

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    RDC takes over Sylt freight services

    2020-12-14T10:00:00Z

    GERMANY: With effect from December 14, RDC Autozug Sylt has taken over from CFL Cargo as the operator of freight services across the causeway to the North Sea island of Sylt. RDC Autozug Sylt already runs car-carrying shuttle trains to and from ...

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    TX Logistik leases locos for Swiss transit traffic

    2020-12-09T10:29:00Z

    EUROPE: The TX Logistik subsidiary of FS Group’s freight business Mercitalia is to lease seven Railpool-owned Bombardier Transportation Class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives approved for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, as well as two Class 187 locos with last mile engines and approval for ...

  • The national rail operators of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland have agreed to co-operate on the expansion of international night train services, suggesting that there is now a political willingness to provide the framework required for long term
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    Four operators to co-operate to expand night train services

    2020-12-08T16:37:00Z

    EUROPE: The national rail operators of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland have agreed to co-operate on the expansion of international night train services, suggesting that there is now a political willingness to provide the framework required for long term success. ‘Europe’s leading railways are pooling their ...

  • DB Regio has selected Bombardier Transportation to help modernise its fleet of 157 Class 423 and 430 electric multiple-units used on Stuttgart S-Bahn services
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    Stuttgart S-Bahn EMU refurbishment contract awarded

    2020-12-08T14:24:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has selected Bombardier Transportation to help modernise its fleet of 157 ET 423 and ET 430 electric multiple-units used on Stuttgart S-Bahn services over the past two decades. Operating up to 23 million train-km per year, the fleet carries around 400 000 passengers/day. ...

  • BVG has directly awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply a further 21 Flexity Berlin trams.
    Metro Report International

    Tram order as Berlin approves investment programme

    2020-12-08T05:37:00Z

    GERMANY: The supervisory board of Berlin transport operator BVG has approved plans to purchase 107 new trams from Bombardier to continue the city’s fleet replacement programme.

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    Inveho buys three German wagon workshops

    2020-12-07T12:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Ermewa Group’s wagon manufacturing and repair business Inveho has signed a contract to acquire Villmann Group’s wagon workshops in Brandenburg, Niedersachswerfen and Altenburg with effect from January 1 2021. This will take Inveho’s network to six sites in France and three in Germany. Managing Director ...

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    Trenitalia acquires full ownership of Netinera Deutschland

    2020-12-07T09:38:00Z

    EUROPE: Italian state operator Trenitalia has acquired sole control of German regional passenger and freight operator Netinera Deutschland though the €118m purchase of the 49% stake held by Luxembourg-based infrastucture investor Cube Transport.

  • Berlin U5 opening
    Metro Report International

    Berlin U5 link unites east and west

    2020-12-04T12:14:00Z

    GERMANY: A 2·2 km extension of Berlin metro Line U5 west from Alexanderplatz to Brandenburger Tor opened on December 4, and U5 absorbed the formerly-isolated U55 with trains now running through from Hauptbahnhof  to U5’s eastern terminus at Hönow.

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    TMH International to maintain Go-Ahead’s Bayern multiple-units

    2020-12-01T16:21:00Z

    GERMANY: Go-Ahead Deutschland has selected the TMH International subsidiary of Transmashholding to maintain two fleets of electric multiple-units that it will operate in southern Bayern and Baden-Württemberg from December 2021.