Tag: Germany

[DE] Bombardier awarded contract to deliver 47 trams for Duisburg

Bombardier has been awarded a contract with Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft AG (DVG) to supply 47 new Flexity vehicles. The contract is valued at approximately 132 million euro ($156 million US). The […]

[DE] DB Cargo Deutschland receives first Vectron locomotives [updated]

With 193 300 and 301 Siemens has delivered the first two Vectron locomotives to Deutsche Bahn. To DB Cargo Deutschland to be more precise. Earlier this year the rail operator […]

[DE] Siemens and Deutsche Bahn: ICE 4 begins regular service

ICE 4 begins regular service One-year testing phase successfully concluded Five trains now underway between Hamburg and Munich and Hamburg and Stuttgart ICE 4 fleet will grow to 119 trains […]

[DE] Franken-Thüringen-Express: DB Regio starts services using the VDE8 high speed line

As of today, with the introduction of the new time table, DB Regio is operating Vectron lease locomotives at the Franken-Thüringen-Express network. Every two hours, the ‘Regional Express’ train between Sonneberg […]

[DE] Promotional livery for Die Länderbahn ER 20-013 [Updated]

Having been hired from Beacon Rail Leasing only recently, Die Länderbahn’s ER 20-013 is now underway in a special promotional livery for ‘bodo’, which is short for Bodensee-Oberschwaben Verkehrsverbundgesellschaft GmbH. […]

[DE] Bad Aibling train disaster: The new units are ready

In Januari 2017 we brought the news that Stadler Rail and the Bayerische Oberlandbahn (BOB), operator of the Meridian services in southern Germany, agreed to two build two new Flirt3 trainsets; […]

[DE] EGP/Enon to receive a second Vectron locomotive

Rail Business reports: Enon is investing in a second Vectron locomotive, to be operated by EGP. The locomotive will have the same country specific configuration (DE-AT) as the designated 193 […]

[DE] Generation IK: new metros for Berlin enter service; now 60 units on order? [updated]

Berlin is changing, and it is changing fast. Since 2015, public transport authority BVG is testing a new generation of metro trains for its ‘small profile’ lines (U1-U4). This has […]

[DE] Alstom and Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland present the Coradia Lint for Saxony-Anhalt (DISA)

On 22.11.2017 Alstom and Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland jointly presented the new Coradia Lint trains for the diesel network Saxony-Anhalt (Dieselnetz Sachsen-Anhalt or DISA). As of December 2018, 54 2-car DMUs […]

[DE] First Siemens RRX train released onto the German rail network [updated]

It has started; As of 20.11.2017 Siemens is performing dynamic tests with the Desiro HC EMU for RRX on the German rail network. Unit no. 462 005 is the first […]

[DE] The new S-Bahn; First vehicle body arrives in Berlin – assembly started [updated]

Arrival of the first painted bodies 16.10.2017: 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 […]

[DE] Competition for Alstom’s iLint: Ballard and Siemens sign development agreement for fuel cell Mireo

Ballard Power Systems today announced that it has signed a development agreement with Siemens for the development of a zero-emission fuel cell engine to power Siemens’ Mireo light rail train. […]

[DE] Video: First test run with DB 490 series S-Bahn EMU in Hamburg with journalists

The new commuter train class 490 for the city of Hamburg was presented to media representatives during a test run on November 9th, 2017. A video: ET490 for the S-Bahn […]

[DE] DB Cargo 185 401 ‘Das ist grün’

The first main overhaul on 185 401 is completed. The locomotive of DB Cargo, delivered in 2009, got its revision in Magdeburg-Rothensee. On 08.11.2017, the locomotive was seen during a trial […]

[DE] RDC Autozug Sylt opts for Vectron DE [updated]

In a press statement, RDC Autozug Sylt announces the acquisition of Vectron DE locomotives for its car shuttle services between Niebüll and Westerland (Sylt). With the new locomotives, the company […]

[DE] Fuel cell trains are coming: LNVG orders 14 Coradia iLint trains [videos added]

For the first time worldwide, fuel cell trains replace diesel trains in regional passenger service Alstom builds 14 Coradia iLint trains in Salzgitter for LNVG  Contract signing today in Wolfsburg […]

[DE] Promo stickers for VPS locomotive 5664

For some years now, Verkehrsbetriebe Peine-Salzgitter GmbH (VPS) is relying on Alpha Trains TRAXX locomotives to haul its iron ore and steel trains. The heavy trains often require two locomotives […]

[DE] These are the 25 selected names for ICE 4 trains [Updated with Anne Frank controversy]

A special jury has selected 25 names of famous persons, historic German figures, to be used for Deutsche Bahn’s new ICE 4 trains. Over 19.000 proposals were submitted by customers. […]

[DE] Abellio and Bombardier present the first Talent2 EMU for the Neckartal contract

On 26.10.2017, Bombardier and Abellio celebrated the roll-out of the first Talent EMU for Baden-Württemberg, for the Neckartal (Netz 1) concession to be more precise. The first units will enter […]

[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 […]