GERMANY: On March 20 RDC Deutschland signed a contract for EuroMaint Rail to modernise six former Austrian Federal Railways Class 4010 electric multiple-unit cars for use as hauled stock on Hamburg-Köln-Express open access inter-city services.

The two driving trailers and four intermediate vehicles are to be fitted with electronic reservation displays, at-seat power sockets, wi-fi and retention toilets. Two of the intermediate vehicles will have compartments, the rest will have open saloons.

The work is scheduled to be completed this year, and RDC Deutschland has an option for the refurbishment of a further two trainsets.