All Germany articles – Page 5

  • Impression of Stadler Flirt3 electric multiple-unit for use by Go-Ahead in Baden-Württemberg.

    Baden-Württemberg seeks ‘interim arrangement’ with Go-Ahead


    GERMANY: The Transport Ministry in the Land of Baden-Württemberg has agreed with UK-based private operator Go-Ahead that assistance with running services on the 180 km Frankenbahn linking Stuttgart with Würzburg via Heilbronn should be sought temporarily from another company. Two diagrams on this route were allocated to ...

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    Frankfurt metro and tramway works train ordered


    GERMANY: Frankfurt municipal transport company VGF has awarded Windhoff Bahn- und Anlagentechnik a contract to supply a three-vehicle works train for use across the city’s U-Bahn and tram networks. This forms part of a programme to modernise the current VGF works fleet, some of which ...

  • eu Cargobeamer pilot service to Lithuania (3)

    Road trailers carried from Germany to Lithuania by rail


    EUROPE: What the partners say was the first train to carry semi-trailers by rail in the Baltic States has been operated, transporting 22 from the Kaldenkirchen Intermodal Terminal near Germany’s border with the Netherlands to Sestokai on the 1 435 mm gauge line in southwest Lithuania ...

  • Alstom has completed trial operation of two pre-series Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units.

    Hydrogen fuel cell train trials completed


    GERMANY: Alstom has announced the formal completion of trial operation of two pre-series Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units. The units entered passenger service with Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser in September 2018, since when they have successfully completed 530 days and more than 180 000 km ...

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    Tramino II enters service in Braunschweig


    GERMANY: Braunschweig city transport operator BSVG has put the first of seven Tramino II trams into regular service. ‘We are very happy that our fleet is now even more modern’, said Managing Director Jörg Reincke on May 6, noting that the fleet ...

  • Deutsche Bahn has put the first of its fleet of ICE4 trainsets into regular operation (Photo: DB).

    ​DB set for emergency funding package as losses mount


    GERMANY: Emergency support to help Deutsche Bahn weather the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to come in the form of another equity injection, according to proposals being drawn up by the federal government ahead of a DB board meeting on May 15. ...

  • IAF International Exhibition for Track Technology

    IAF track technology trade fair moved to 2022


    GERMANY:·The VDEI professional association of German railway engineers has postponed its 28 th IAF International Exhibition for Track Technology from May 2021 until 2022. The event in the city of Münster will now be held from May 31 to June 2 ...

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    Tunnel breakthrough marks Stuttgart 21 milestone


    GERMANY: The controversial Stuttgart 21 programme to remodel the railways around the city and replace its main station by an underground hub reached an important milestone on May 6 with the holing through of the eastern bore of the Filder tunnel at Stuttgart Hbf. Running ...

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    Berlin to resume S-Bahn tendering


    GERMANY: Tenders are to be invited this month for contracts to operate the north-south and east-west service groups on the Berlin S-Bahn from the end of December 2027, ending a five-year hiatus in putting the routes out to competitive bidding.

  • Train in Bayern

    DB Regio retains Franken-Südthüringen operating contract


    Source: Juergen Moeller GERMANY: DB Regio will continue to operate local services in the Franken-Südthüringen region around Bamberg, Lichtenfels and Coburg, organising authority Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft confirmed on April 29. Following a European tendering process, the state-owned operator has been awarded a 12-year contract running from ...

  • Neheim-Hüsten station

    Passenger service reintroduction study


    Source: GeorgDerReisende / CC BY-SA ( GERMANY: Local bus and rail freight operator Regionalverkehr Ruhr-Lippe has commissioned Spiekermann Consulting Engineers to undertake studies for the proposed reintroduction of passenger services on the 14·4 km Röhrtalbahn from Neheim-Hüsten to Sundern in Nordrhein-Westfalen. This will include assessing ...

  • Vossloh has classed its Transportation division as a discontinued operation.

    Competition authority clears CRRC acquisition of Vossloh Locomotives


    GERMANY: The proposed acquisition of Vossloh Locomotives GmbH by CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotives Co was cleared by the national competition authority on April 27.

  • More than 3 800 students from all over the world are expected to attend InnoTrans in Berlin during September 2020.

    April 2021 date for InnoTrans announced


    INNOTRANS: The rescheduled InnoTrans railway and transport trade fair will now take place from April 27 to 30 2021, organiser Messe Berlin has confirmed.

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    DHL targets 10-day China – Europe transit time


    INTERNATIONAL: DHL is looking at further reductions in transit times between China and Europe, following the success of a service between Xi’an in China and Hamburg and Neuss in Germany which was launched in November. ‘With our partners in this project, China Railway, UTLC ERA and ...

  • Hamburg metro operator Hamburger Hochbahn has put an Alstom HESOP reversible power substation into commercial service at Rauhes Haus station on Line U2.
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    Hamburg metro deploys Alstom energy recovery system


    GERMANY: Hamburg metro operator Hamburger Hochbahn has put an Alstom HESOP reversible power substation into commercial service at Rauhes Haus station on Line U2. This is the first German deployment for the technology, which both supplies traction power and recovers braking energy. It is also the ...

  • Messe Berlin has rescheduled the InnoTrans 2020 trade fair, the biggest event in the rail industry calendar.

    InnoTrans 2020 moved to new date


    INNOTRANS: Organiser Messe Berlin has rescheduled the InnoTrans 2020 trade fair, the biggest event in the rail industry calendar. The Messe Berlin venue has more than 3 km of outdoor tracks for rail vehicles to be displayed. InnoTrans 2020 was ...

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    Driver sign-on system adapted for social distancing


    GERMANY: Moveo Software has provided a temporary update for the duty registration system used by München transport operator MVB, enabling drivers to sign into work using mobile devices from their vehicle instead of a using web-based terminal in a shared staff room. ‘Usually, many drivers meet ...

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    Frankfurt Airport peoplemover operations and upgrading contract signed


    GERMANY: Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €103m contract to continue operating and maintaining the SkyLine peoplemover for a further 10-years, and to modernise the signalling system with the deployment of its Cityflo 650 communications-based train control. Cityflo 650 is in operation ...

  • Snälltåget Berlin to Malmö overnight train (3)

    Berlin – Malmö night train to continue despite closure of ferry route


    EUROPE: The Berlin Night Express overnight train between Sweden and Germany will continue to run despite shipping company Stena Line’s plans to close the Trelleborg – Sassnitz ferry route which the train uses to cross the Baltic, operator Snälltåget has told Railway Gazette International . ...

  • Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn Class 422 EMU

    DB Regio selected for retendered Rhein-Ruhr operating contract


    GERMANY: Rhein-Ruhr transport authority VRR and its Westfalen Lippe counterpart NWL have selected DB Regio as preferred bidder for a retendered contract to operate S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr services S1 Dortmund – Solingen and S4 Lütgendortmund – Unna. The contract covering 4·9 million train-km/ year is due to ...