All Germany articles – Page 5

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    Leo Express mulls expansion in Germany and multi-system CRRC trainsets


    EUROPE: With its first Chinese-built Sirius trainsets moving on to a further phase of testing before entering revenue service next year, Czech open access operator Leo Express is now looking at ordering a multi-system variant capable of operating more widely across Europe.

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    Metro Report International

    Karlsruhe tram network extended in Knielingen


    GERMANY: An extension of Karlsruhe tram route 2 from Siemensallee to Knielingen Nord was opened on November 28.

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    Fuel cell Mireo Plus H to be trialled in Baden-Württemberg


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility are to trial a fuel cell powered regional trainset in revenue service between Tübingen, Horb and Pforzheim in 2024, along with a green hydrogen fuelling plant.

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    Metro Report International

    Berlin to establish rolling stock company


    GERMANY: The Berlin Senate has decided to establish a rolling stock agency to procure and lease vehicles for use on local rail services.

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    Northrail orders locomotives to help operators modernise fleets


    GERMANY: Paribus Group’s rail leasing business Northrail has placed a firm order for a further three Siemens Moblity Smartron electric locomotives. Scheduled to be available for short term lease to customers from December, they will take Northrail’s Smartron fleet to a total of 14 locomotives. All ...

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    Metro Report International

    Köln orders 64 Citadis trams customised for the German market


    GERMANY: Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG has awarded a consortium of Alstom Transportation Deutschland and Kiepe Electric a €363m contract to supply 64 Citadis low-floor trams to a new configuration adapted for the German market.

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    Automated main line train operation requirements to be studied


    GERMANY: Federal railway research body DZSF is providing €1·7m to fund two projects to define requirements for authorising the automated operation of regional and main line passenger services. The studies will consider Grade of Automation 3 (automated operation with an onboard attendant able to intervene in ...

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    Stockholm – Berlin night train tickets go on sale


    EUROPE: Snälltåget has opened ticket sales for the Stockholm – Berlin night train service which it is to launch on March 27 2021. The service will run twice per week in April, May and September, with daily departures in June, July and August. Prices start from ...

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    Wagon workshop changes hands


    GERMANY: Franz Kaminski Waggonbau has acquired GATX Rail Europe’s Jungenthal facility at Misburg, near Hannover, which it plans to reopen under the name Franz Kaminski Hanover. Hameln-based company Franz Kaminski Waggonbau undertakes rolling stock maintenance and refurbishment at workshops in Germany, France, Poland and Hungary. ‘We ...

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    DB to procure modular wagons to support steel logistics contract


    GERMANY: DB Cargo is to invest in a fleet of purpose-built flat wagons and swap bodies to supply raw materials for the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Eisenhüttenstadt under a 10-year logistics contract running from mid-2021 to 2031.

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    Suction coupling simplifies train toilet tank emptying


    GERMANY: Vogelsang has launched EasyConnect Eco WD, a low-drip suction coupling for emptying train toilet retention tanks. The coupling connects the onboard toilet tank to the suction hose of a disposal system, such as the TUnit from Vogelsang, to simplify and speed up the disposal process. ...

  • Siemens Mobility has announced plans to offer a standardised version of its Mireo articulated multiple-unit family, in a bid to reduce costs and shorten delivery times.

    Mireo Smart to speed EMU deliveries


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has announced plans to offer a standardised version of its Mireo articulated multiple-unit family, in a bid to reduce costs and shorten delivery times.

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    BAV approves Basel quadrupling


    SWITZERLAND: The Federal Office of Transport has formally approved the four-tracking of the Rhein Valley main line north of Basel in order to boost freight capacity on a key access route to the trans-Alpine rail corridors.

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    Metro Report International

    Voters reject Wiesbaden light rail project


    GERMANY: Development of the Citybahn proposal for a light rail line linking Mainz, Wiesbaden, Taunusstein and Bad Schwalbach has been stopped, after a referendum in Wiesbaden on November 1 saw 62·1% of voters oppose the project on a 46·2% turnout.

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    Ermstalbahn modernisation programme gets underway


    GERMANY: Erms-Neckar-Bahn AG has begun work to modernise and electrify the 10 km Ermstalbahn between Metzingen and Bad Urach in Baden-Württemberg. This forms part of the Regionalstadtbahn Neckar-Alb programme to develop a Karlsruhe-style tram-train network.

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    Metro Report International

    Bochum – Witten tramway rerouted


    GERMANY: Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen has opened a new tram route from Landengreer Markt south to Papenholz.

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    Metro Report International

    Check-in/Be-out ticketing goes live


    GERMANY: Following testing, municipal operator Stadtwerke Osnabrück has gone live with Check-in/Be-out bus ticketing using the YANiQ app based on the XiXo platform. Passengers swipe to check in, and the system automatically logs them out when they alight. Users receive a bill at the end of ...

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    RheinCargo opts for green power


    GERMANY: From next year all RheinCargo’s traction electricity needs are to be supplied by enviaM using the Renewable Plus programme, the freight operator announced on October 29.

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    Fuelling point for largest fleet of hydrogen trains


    GERMANY: Industrial park operator Infraserv Höchst began construction of a hydrogen train refuelling point at its site in Hessen with a groundbreaking ceremony on October 26. The facility in Höchst will support the fleet of 27 Alstom Coradia iLint multiple-units ordered by the Fahma rolling stock ...

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    Berlin S-Bahn extended to BER airport


    GERMANY: Berlin S-Bahn services were extended to the new Berlin Brandenburg International airport on October 26, in preparation for the start of full operations at the end of the month.