Tag: Germany

[DE] The new S-Bahn; First vehicle body arrives in Berlin

The new S-Bahn for Berlin and Brandenburg is taking shape. The first red-yellow painted car body of the future vehicle generation has arrived in the Federal Capital. It is the […]

[DE] Odenwaldbahn; so many customers, more trains delivered

As of december, VIAS Rail will deploy four new Alstom Coradia Lint DMUs on the Odenwaldbahn and Pfungstadtbahn. The designated VT 201-204 were ordered in 2016. The number of people […]

[DE] 187 319 will be the third TRAXX AC3 locomotive for Raildox

In April 2017, Bombardier delivered the first TRAXX AC3 locomotive with Last Mile module to German rail freight operator Raildox. The designated 187 317 now proves to be the first […]

[DE] “Ich drück dich”: Talgo Deutschland presents its new H3 locomotive

For some months now, Talgo Deutschland is operating a new H3 hybrid locomotive built by Alstom. Until last week, the machine had a simple, plain blue livery. This has changed. […]

[DE] All together now: 16 new Talent2 trains for Gäu-Murr network have arrived in Stuttgart

The Talent2 EMUs for ‘Netz 3b’ (also known as ‘Netz Gäu-Murr’) have arrived in the south of Germany. As of December they will be used between Crailsheim, Stuttgart and Konstanz/Freudenstadt. In September […]

[DE] The DE 501: The first DE 18 for RheinCargo

Like already mentioned in the weekly locomotive news, RheinCargo is continuously modernizing its fleet. The German freight operator now has acquired its fist Vossloh DE 18 diesel-electric midcab locomotive; this […]

[AT] In the picture: Lokomotion 193 773 ‘Brennereisenbahn’

It is one of the eye-catchers of this moment; Lokomotion locomotive 193 773 and its new ‘Brennereisenbahn’ livery. This can not happen unnoticed, so we asked two photographers to send […]

[DE] Better late then never: NAH.SH and DB Regio present the Twindexx Vario EMU

In April 2012 sixteen double deck trains were ordered with Bombardier for Regionalexpress services in the far north of Germany. They were to be operated by DB Regio and would […]

[DE] Stadler receives order from Go-Ahead for 11 FLIRT trains for Netz 3a in Baden-Württemberg

Go-Ahead has commissioned Stadler with the delivery of 11 electric FLIRT trains for use on the 3a “Murrbahn” Network in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The EMUs will be used on the […]

[DE] First 422 series in VRR design; inside and outside

It is something to get used to: Verkehrsverbundes Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) that it is going to buy 48 EMUs from Deutsche Bahn. A remarkable development because a governmental body buying existing […]

[DE] In the picture: recent RailAdventure transports

You may know them, or maybe you have made pictures of them; the RailAdventure transport trains. They are popular amongst many railway fans, because when you see a classic, two-tone […]

[DE] Keolis receives first multi-system FLIRT for Teutoburger Wald-Netzes [updated]

By taking over the Teutoburger Wald-Netz (TWN) on 10 December 2017, Keolis will use new FLIRT multi-system electric trains on line RB 61 between Bielefeld and Hengelo. Keolis received the […]

[DE] This is the Coradia Continental for the Hessische Landesbahn

Alstom has started outshopping Coradia Continental EMUs for the Hessische Landesbahn (HLB). A first train left the factory in Salzgitter (DE) on 31.07.2017. We see a familiar train design in the well-known […]

[DE] Stock locomotives for DB Cargo to speed up delivery [updated]

At this moment, Bombardier is speeding up the delivery of TRAXX AC3 locomotives to DB Cargo. The trick? Five ‘stock’ locomotives are being sold to DB Cargo, resulting in a […]

[DE] The Tramino enters regular service; Leipzig goes XL

After the official baptise ceremony ‘geht es los’: The new XL tram enters service in the German city of Leipzig. On 13.07.2017, major Burkhard Jung and other notables attended the […]

[DE] Siemens presents: the RRX prototype train, inside and outside

Okay, a little fantasy is still required. During the press presentation of the first Desiro High Capacity for the ‘Rhein Ruhr Express’ (RRX) on 12.07.2017, the seats were still covered […]

[DE] New batch, new number series; Akiem 187 500 is out

A new TRAXX AC3 locomotive for lease company Akiem is ready-to-go: 187 500. The silver locomotive was first seen on 14.07.2017 at Kassel. It seems to be a ‘simple’ locomotive […]

[DE] There were it belongs: new DB Škoda trains arrive at the NIM

The new NIM Express rolling stock has arrived, there where it should be: on the (high speed) line Nürnberg – Ingolstadt – München (NIM). This means testing of the new […]

[DE] Avenio it is: Bremen selects Siemens to deliver its next generation of trams

The German operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered a new tram fleet for the Free Hanseatic City. The order is for 67 Avenio trams and includes an option for […]

[DE] Vossloh outshops G6 locomotives for ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe

A colorful parade took place over the weekend: On 02.07.2017, four G6 locomotives built by Vossloh were transported from Kiel (factory) to Moers, where some customer specific adjustments will be […]

[DE] Stadler and Solaris: Second batch of Tramino trams for Braunschweig

For the second time, the German city of Braunschweig has ordered Tramino trams. But this time the order is placed via Stadler Rail. The Swiss manufacturer has won the European […]

[DE] BaWü Netz 6b: DB Regio with Mireo

For the second time, Siemens is selling Mireo trains to Baden-Württemberg (and Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz). Earlier this year Ministerium für Verkehr Baden-Württemberg published the news that operator DB Regio won the concession […]

[DE] Comeback of the classic Rheingold livery

In late April, a locomotive livery phantasy became reality. On 27.04.2017 the German model train dealer association ‘Wilde13+’ presented a DB 101 series locomotive in a classic ‘Rheingold’ livery. Locomotive 101 112 now […]

[CZ] ELL will hire Vectron locomotives to ČD for EC trains Prague – Berlin – Hamburg

zpravy.e15.cz reports: The quest of the Czech railways (ČD) for multi system electric locomotives to pull its Prague – Berlin – Hamburg EuroCity trains has come to a conclusion. In […]

[EU] Captrain to double its Vectron fleet; two new machines delivered

On 27.04.2017, two new Vectron locomotives left the Siemens plant in Munich; the designated 193 781 and 782 were delivered to Captrain-company ITL, that already operates six such machines. Rail […]

[DE] DB 245: +9 ordered, fuel tank mods for Sylt 245s

In 2011, DB announced a framework agreement with Bombardier for the delivery of 200 TRAXX Multi Engine diesel locomotives. A first call-off order was placed directly, comprising of 20 locos […]

[DE] DB Fahrzeug-instandhaltung Dessau workshop expanded

Deutsche Bahn has inaugurated its expanded locomotive workshop in Dessau, which now enables DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung to test multisystem locomotives; a long-desired, but also long-required feature to effectively compete in the […]

[DE] 187 317: first Raildox TRAXX AC3 is out

This year, German railfreight operator will receive two new TRAXX AC3 electric locomotives with diesel shunting module. The designated 187 317 is the first one, and left the Bombardier factory […]

[DE] Hohenzollerische Landesbahn orders Lint trains for “Ulmer Stern” network

The yellow and white family of trains in Southern Germany yet again welcomes a new family member: Alstom’s Coradia Lint. Verkehrsministerium Baden-Württemberg and Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft (BEG) announced that passenger operator […]

[DE] DB Fernverkehr orders 25 additional IC2 trains (TRAXX + TWINDEXX Vario)

Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has received a call-off from Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) to provide 25 double-deck intercity trainsets for DB Fernverkehr. The 5-car trainsets consist of 25 […]

[DE] Orange is the new orange: H3 locomotives for Chemion

Don’t get blinded! An orange trio, three new H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Chemion Logistik. In total Alstom will deliver four such machines to Deutsche Anlagen-Leasing (DAL, the designated 1002 014/015/017/018), that will lease […]

[DE] DAL > Chemion and SKW: new H3 locomotives on test run

Alstom is about to provide new customers with H3 hybrid shunting locomotives. The photos in this article show two H3 locomotives built for DAL > Chemion (Orange) and Stickstoffwerke Piesteritz (SKW, white). Andy […]

[DE] 6 axle hybrids: HVLE is launching customer for Stadler’s EuroDual [updated]

The Spanish Division of Stadler and German rail freight operator Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE), have announced today a purchase agreement for the supply of ten six-axle EuroDual locomotives in German configuration. Update: […]

[DE] Certification runs on the German rail network with Hamburg S-Bahn trains

At this moment, the future Hamburg S-Bahn trains of the 490 series can be seen on various lines throughout the German rail network (e.g. Rheine, Stendal, Dresden!). Bombardier has started […]