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DB Regio AG - Articles and news items

New regional trains ordered for the Rhine Valley network

Rail industry news / 17 February 2017 /

The mass transit arm of Deutsche Bahn has ordered 39 trainsets specifically for use on its Rhine Valley rail service.

DB Regio orders 24 Coradia Continental EMUs for southern Germany

Rail industry news / 31 October 2016 /

DB Regio has awarded a €130 million contract to Alstom for the supply of 24 Coradia Continental regional trains for Southern Germany.

Stadler Pankow presents the first third-generation FLIRT for DB Regio AG

InnoTrans 2014, Rail industry news / 26 September 2014 /

At InnoTrans 2014, Stadler Pankow GmbH, together with DB Regio AG and the Rail Public Transport Association for the South Rhineland-Palatinate, which represents the authorities responsible for the Rhineland-Palatinate regional railway, presented the FLIRT3…

Bombardier to supply 90 new electric multiple units to Deutsche Bahn for service in the Frankfurt area

Rail industry news / 23 December 2011 /

Bombardier has received an order for 90 electric multiple units of the 430 series…

Deutsche Bahn and Alstom sign a contract for 56 regional trains for the Cologne network

Rail industry news / 21 June 2011 /

DB placed a €325 million order with Alstom to supply 56 Coradia Lint regional trains…

Bombardier Transportation signs frame contract with DB Regio AG for 200 TRAXX locomotives

Rail industry news / 26 April 2011 /

The nine-year frame contract is valued at approximately €600 million ($867 million)…

Bombardier Transportation signs frame contract with DB Regio AG

Rail industry news / 18 April 2011 /

Bombardier Transportation and DB Regio AG have signed a nine-year frame contract for 200 BOMBARDIER TRAXX diesel locomotives…

DB wins tender in Sweden with partner company

Rail industry news / 4 May 2010 /

Deutsche Bahn will operate regional transport lines in the north of Sweden in cooperation with the Swedish state railway.

Bombardier supplies additional double-deck coaches to Deutsche Bahn AG

Rail industry news / 10 February 2010 /

Bombardier Transportation is to supply 18 additional doubledeck coaches to Deutsche Bahn (DB) AG worth approximately €24 million.

Rolling stock orders for DB

Issue 2 2007, Past issues / 3 April 2007 /

In the middle years of this decade, the German rolling stock market was quiet. The big post-reunification boom in orders in the 1990s was followed by a lull, as the German government sought to rein in public spending and prepare Deutsche Bahn AG for privatisation.

Strategic challenges for regional transport

Issue 2 2006, Past issues / 3 April 2006 /

The market for regional passenger transport in Germany has changed tremendously during recent years. Liberalisation began in 1996 with the law to regionalise local transport. New competitors emerged and quickly gained a substantial market share. Currently, however, the market is facing some major challenges. Competition is becoming more intense, the amount of tenders will soar while the government funding level will decrease. This will lead to prices going down, a challenge DB Regio and our competitors must meet.