All Germany articles – Page 7

  • Hessische Landesbahn Alstom Lint 41
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    Hessische Landesbahn retains Wetterau West-Ost contract

    2020-02-26T12:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Following a European tender, Rhein-Main transport authority RMV has awarded incumbent Hessische Landesbahn the next contract to operate Wetterau West-Ost passenger services in the area north of Frankfurt. The contract running for 10 years from December 11 2022 covers services RB46 Gießen – Gelnhausen, RB47 ...

  • Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft Niebüll launched a six-day trial passenger service on the Tornesch – Uetersen freight line
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    Trial passenger service to assess reopening prospects

    2020-02-21T16:32:00Z

    Source: NEG GERMANY: Regional operator Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft Niebüll launched a six-day trial passenger service on the Tornesch – Uetersen freight line north of Hamburg on February 20. Source: NEG This is intended to help assess potential demand for a long-discussed ...

  • Wabtec Bochum
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    Wabtec starts work on Bochum brake and coupler plant

    2020-02-16T06:00:00Z

    Source: Panattoni GERMANY: Wabtec has held a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of a 20 000 m 2 brake and coupler manufacturing and maintenance factory at Bochum. Source: Wabtec/Patrick Sordoillet The plant is being developed by Panattoni Europe, with ...

  • DB Regio Netz Lausitz Siemens Mireo EMU
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    ‘Modern and higher-quality’ EMUs ordered for Lausitz services

    2020-02-14T16:44:00Z

    GERMANY: DB Regio has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 18 three-car Mireo electric multiple-units for use on Netz Lausitz regional passenger services from late 2022. The EMUs to be supplied from Siemens’ Krefeld plant will have 180 seats including ‘premium-quality’ first class areas and ...

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    ICE1 trainsets to be equipped with latest ETCS

    2020-02-14T12:24:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Alstom a contract to retrofit 19 ICE1 high speed trainsets with Baseline 3 compliant ETCS onboard equipment by September 2021. The 19 ICE1 sets which operate into Switzerland were the first to be fitted with ETCS, being equipped in 2007 at ...

  • DB Regio is to continue to operate RB20 Euregiobahn services.
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    DB Regio awarded next Euregiobahn contract

    2020-02-13T12:14:00Z

    GERMANY: Regional transport authority NVR has awarded incumbent and sole bidder DB Regio a contract to continue to operate Euregiobahn passenger service RB20 for four years from December 12 2021. There are options for the contract to be extended or shortened by one year to align ...

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    DB unveils refurbished Kiss EMU

    2020-02-05T16:54:00Z

    GERMANY: The first refurbished Stadler Kiss double-deck EMU for Deutsche Bahn was formally unveiled at Berlin Hbf by the head of DB Personenverkehr Berthold Huber on February 5.

  • Impression of Alstom Coradia Continental battery-electric multiple-unit
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    Alstom signs battery-electric multiple-unit contract

    2020-02-05T11:45:00Z

    Source: Alstom Design Styling GERMANY: Alstom has been awarded a €100m contract to supply and maintain the first battery-electric version of its Coradia Continental multiple-unit family. The 11 three-car BEMUs have been ordered by Mittelsachsen transport authority ZVMS, which has taken out a ...

  • Osnabrück buses
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    Check-in/Be-out bus ticketing on test

    2020-01-29T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A Check-in/Be-out bus ticketing system with a best price guarantee is being tested by the Osnabrück municipal bus operator’s staff ahead of passenger use. Travellers check-in to the bus by swiping in the local public transport app VOSpilot to obtain a QR code travel authorisation. ...

  • DB Toshiba hybrid locomotive impression
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    DB confirms order for hybrid locomotives

    2020-01-23T16:17:00Z

    GERMANY: Following the positive outcome of a feasibility study, DB Cargo has confirmed it is to buy 50 Toshiba diesel-battery hybrid 100 km/h locomotives for shunting and short-distance freight operations, and will lease a further 50 locos. The HDB800 locos will be equipped with Toshiba’s SCiB ...

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    ‘The wow effect is coming’ as German government signs €86bn rail programme

    2020-01-14T16:10:00Z

    GERMANY: The €86bn LuFV III railway operating and financing agreement running to 2030 was signed by Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer, Deutsche Bahn CEO Richard Lutz and Board Member for Infrastructure Ronald Pofalla on January 14, at a ceremony attended by Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz.

  • Hamburg metro line U5 station impression
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    Hamburg automated metro financing agreed

    2020-01-07T07:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Confirmation of a grant to finance construction of the first driverless metro line in Hamburg has been formally handed over to operator Hamburger Hochbahn by the city’s government. Subject to the completion of planning procedures, construction of line U5 is expected ...

  • Impression of Stadler tram for Darmstadt
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    First order for Stadler’s next generation of tram

    2020-01-06T13:06:00Z

    GERMANY: Stadler has won the first order for its next generation of trams, with a €62m deal to supply 14 vehicles to Darmstadt operator HEAG Mobilo. The trams will feature a driver assistance system with traffic sign recognition, a new design of bogie to optimise the ...

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    PayPal travel payment now available in the Rhein-Main region

    2020-01-01T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Public transport users in Rhein-Main transport authority RMV’s ticketing region can now pay for travel using PayPal, which has been integrated into the RMV app and back office system supplied by Cubic Transportation Systems. Weekly and monthly passes can also now be purchased through a ...

  • Bonn tram
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    Depot management system to support Bonn’s switch to electric power

    2019-12-31T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Bonn city transport operator SWB has awarded PSI Transcom a contract to supply its PSItraffic Depot Management System to monitor and control its fleet of around 200 buses and 100 trams across three depots. PSItraffic/DMS will automate and optimise the planning of vehicle movements, including ...

  • BLS Cargo has called for better co-ordination of engineering works on the trans-Alpine corridors.
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    Freight coalition publishes Contingency Management handbook

    2019-12-20T10:00:00Z

    EUROPE: In a bid to avoid the widespread disruption to international rail traffic which occurred following the tunnel collapse at Rastatt in August 2017, and to provide greater resilience for commercially sensitive traffic, a coalition of rail freight operators and industry associations has put together a Contingency ...

  • Alstom Coradia Continental electric multiple-unit for Elektronetz Mittelsachsen services.
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    Battery-electric multiple-unit financing agreed

    2019-12-19T11:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Mittelsachsen transport authority ZVMS has reached an agreement for an order for 11 battery multiple-units to be financed by mandated lead arranger KfW IPEX-Bank with Nord/LB and Deutsche Kreditbank. The financing package is worth €49m and has a term of 22 years. The order is ...

  • Siemens Mobility Desiro ML EMU ordered by Alpha Trains for ODEG
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    Desiro Mainline EMUs ordered for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

    2019-12-16T15:35:00Z

    GERMANY: Alpha Trains has ordered seven Siemens Mobility Desiro Mainline electric multiple-units which it will lease to Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn. The EMUs are to be used on Ostseeküste-Ost regional services RE9 Rostock – Stralsund – Binz/Sassnitz and RE10 Rostock – Stralsund – Züssow, which are being ...

  • de-Hochrheinbahn DMU Laufenburg-wiki
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    Swiss-German border railway modernisation agreed

    2019-10-03T13:15:00Z

    EUROPE: Officials from the Land of Baden-Württemberg, the canton of Basel and DB Netz gathered in Laufenburg on September 30 to agree a package of enhancements for the Hochrheinbahn route which links Basel with Singen via Schaffhausen. The railway straddles the border between Germany and ...

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    Signalling upgraded to support diverted traffic

    2019-09-23T10:13:00Z

    GERMANY: An electronic interlocking at Kreiensen in Niedersachsen has been upgraded by Bombardier Transportation to support an increase in traffic through the junction. First installed in 2011 by DB Netz and Bombardier, the EBI Lock 950 computer-based interlocking has seen its software modified to give greater ...