All Germany articles – Page 6

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    IAF track technology fair to go ahead in 2022


    The German Railway Engineers’ Association VDEI confirmed on October 23 that the 28th IAF International Exhibition of Track Technology will still take place in Münster on May 31 to June 2 2022 as planned.

  • The rescheduled InnoTrans trade fair which was planned for April 2021 will not now go ahead, and the next InnoTrans will take place from September 20 to 23 2022.

    InnoTrans 2021 postponed to 2022 in the face of pandemic uncertainty


    INNOTRANS: The rescheduled InnoTrans trade fair which was planned for April 2021 will now take place in the event’s regular two-yearly slot from September 20 to 23 2022, organiser Messe Berlin announced on October 22. The 13th InnoTrans had originally been scheduled for September 2020, ...

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    Metro Report International

    Nürnberg metro extension opens


    GERMANY: ‘The southwestern area of the city is now a little closer to the centre’, said Mayor Marcus König during the opening of a 1·1 km extension of Nürnberg metro line U3 from Gustav-Adolf-Straße to Großreuth bei Schweinau on October 15. Construction of the underground extension ...

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    SWEG unveils DMU ahead of timetable revision


    GERMANY: One of 18 Alstom Lint 54 diesel multiple-units ordered by the Land of Baden-Württemberg’s rolling stock body SFBW for use on Hohenzollerische Landesbahn services was unveiled by locally-owned operator SWEG on October 15. The 140 km/h two-car DMU has a capacity of 150 passengers, ...

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    Amsterdam – Wien sleeper train testing


    NETHERLANDS: Trial running has been completed for the operation of Nightjet sleeper trains between Amsterdam and Wien from the December timetable change, when Amsterdam will rejoin the network of European overnight trains for the first time since 2016. Following a tender, Dutch national passenger operator NS ...

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    LNVG awards Niedersachsen Mitte diesel operating contract


    GERMANY: Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG has awarded DB Regio a contract to operate a bundle of local passenger services on non-electrified routes for eight years from December 2021. The Niedersachsen Mitte contract combines the previous Heidekreuz contract, held by Erixx and covering services RB37 Bremen Hbf ...

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    DB awarded Donau-Isar operating contract


    GERMANY: Bayern railway agency BEG has awarded DB Regio the Donau-Isar contract covering the operation of a group of regional passenger services for 12 years from December 2024. The contract is split into two phases, to enable a restructuring once the second cross-city S-Bahn tunnel through ...

  • Düsseldorf’s Rheinbahn and Duisburg transport operator DVG have jointly awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 109 Avenio HF high-floor light rail vehicles
    Metro Report International

    Düsseldorf and Duisburg place joint order for 109 light rail vehicles


    GERMANY: Düsseldorf’s Rheinbahn and Duisburg transport operator DVG have jointly awarded Siemens Mobility a contract worth almost €400m covering the supply of a total of 109 Avenio HF high-floor light rail vehicles for their interlinked networks, with an option for a further 48.

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    Metro Report International

    Tramway extension feasibility study completed


    GERMANY: A study of the feasibility of extending the Naumburg tramway to reinstate a complete circular route has been completed by Technische Universität Braunschweig’s Institute for Transport, Railway Construction & Operation on behalf of the Burgenland region.

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    Metro Report International

    Siemensbahn rejuvenation gets underway


    GERMANY: Deusche Bahn has started work on reinstatement of the 4·5 km Berlin S-Bahn branch to Siemensstadt, which has been disused for around 40 years. Built in 1929, the so-called Siemensbahn diverged from the circular Ringbahn at Jungfernheide and ran north over the River Spree to ...

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    Dual-mode tamper approved in Germany


    GERMANY: The Federal Railway Office has authorised unrestricted use of a dual-mode continuous-action tamping machine. Operated by Krebs Gleisbau, the Unimat 09-32/4S Dynamic E 3 universal tamper from Plasser Theurer was previously approved for operation in Austria and Switzerland. It can now be used ...

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    Berlin protest train calls for fair play for independent operators


    GERMANY: The Netzwerk Europäischer Eisenbahnen association of more than 25 independent freight operators arranged a special train through Berlin on September 28 to draw attention to the federal government’s failure to provide financial support for its member companies while offering compensation to state-owned Deutsche Bahn to deal ...

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    LNVG orders more double-deck coaches


    GERMANY: Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG has awarded Bombardier Transportation an contract to supply a further 12 Twindexx Vario double-deck intermediate coaches and two driving cars. Scheduled to enter service on routes to Hamburg from autumn 2022, the coaches will be equipped with ...

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    German branch line reopening rejected


    GERMANY: Reopening an out-of-use part of the former Gersprenztalbahn route east of Darmstadt is not economically viable, a feasibility study has concluded. Improvements to existing bus and Odenwaldbahn services have been deemed more cost effective. The study into reopening 3·1 km of the Gersprenztalbahn from Reinheim ...

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    Metro Report International

    BONNsmart contactless ticketing goes live


    GERMANY: The initial phase of what the partners say is the first contactless ticketing scheme in Germany has gone live in Bonn. Passengers are able to use contactless bank cards or suitable mobile devices to pay for travel on bus routes SB60 to the airport and ...

  • DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7.

    Modular wagon concept launched


    GERMANY: Following an 18 month development programme and several months of test running, DB Cargo and VTG formally presented their prototype m² wagon in Berlin on September 7. As with similar concepts under development in Austria and Switzerland, the m 2 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Flexity tram unveiled in Duisburg


    GERMANY: The first of 47 Flexity Classic trams being supplied to Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft by Bombardier Transportation has been delivered to DVG’s Grunewald depot for testing ahead of entry into revenue service.

  • DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of up to 400 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives

    DB Cargo awards framework agreement for 400 electro-diesel locos


    GERMANY: DB Cargo has awarded Siemens Mobility a framework contract for the supply of up to 400 Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives, which would be delivered in a number of variants to meet the national freight operator’s particular needs. Siemens Mobility said the agreement announced ...

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    Increasing capacity west of Spandau


    GERMANY: The Länder of Berlin and Brandenburg have signed an agreement with Deutsche Bahn to finance studies for a project to increase capacity on the 23 km Spandau – Nauen section of the Berlin – Hamburg corridor, including a proposed extension of the Berlin S-Bahn to ...

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    Covid-19 aid package unfair, say independent operators


    GERMANY: Financial aid earmarked for national operator Deutsche Bahn in the form of a €5bn equity increase as compensation for the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic constitutes unfair state aid under European Union law, according to Netzwerk Europäischer Eisenbahnen, an association of around 60 independent rail freight ...