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Deutsche Bahn (DB) - Articles and news items

DB Cargo and GE Transportation partner to expand rail’s European digital footprint

Rail industry news / 16 March 2017 /

DB Cargo and GE Transportation, have signed an agreement to digitise 250 locomotives across Germany, U.K, France and Poland over the next five years.

Rüdiger Grube steps down as CEO of Deutsche Bahn

Rail industry news / 31 January 2017 /

Dr. Rüdiger Grube has stepped down from his role as CEO following approval from the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bahn AG.

Predictive maintenance trial launched for DB’s ICE trains

Rail industry news / 26 October 2016 /

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Siemens are launching a pilot application for the predictive servicing and maintenance of high-speed Velaro D (Series 407 ICE 3) trains…

ÖBB and DB to expand overnight rail services

Rail industry news / 10 October 2016 /

From 11 December 2016, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and German Railways (DB) will launch six new overnight rail services under ÖBB’s Nightjet brand.

Deutsche Bahn honors Siemens as most innovative supplier

Rail industry news / 21 September 2016 /

Deutsche Bahn honored Siemens today as its most innovative supplier. Siemens was recognised for its development of a completely new vehicle concept that offers great operating flexibility…

ICE 4 intercity train for Deutsche Bahn unveiled

Rail industry news / 14 September 2016 /

Deutsche Bahn has unveiled the new ICE 4 at Berlin Central Station which it says will be the backbone of its long-distance transport system.

Škoda presents new electric locomotive for Deutsche Bahn Regio

Rail industry news / 11 July 2016 /

Škoda Transportation has presented its latest universal locomotive Emil Zátopek for service with German operator Deutsche Bahn Regio.

Deutsche Bahn plans to introduce driverless trains by 2021

Rail industry news / 17 June 2016 /

Rüdiger Grube, CEO of Deutsche Bahn (DB), has told a German newspaper the rail company is planning to introduce driverless trains by as early as 2021.

Deutsche Bahn expands cooperation with China

Rail industry news / 13 June 2016 /

Deutsche Bahn has signed two memoranda of understanding with China extending its cooperation and presence within the Chinese rail market.

Deutsche Bahn to sell minority shares as part of restructure plans

Rail industry news / 6 May 2016 /

Deutsche Bahn Supervisory Board will make the final decision this autumn to financially secure its quality and investment strategy in Germany by selling minority shares in DB Arriva and DB Schenker.

Deutsche Bahn awards on-board WiFi contract to Icomera

Rail industry news / 29 April 2016 /

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced Icomera will supply on-board internet to its fleet of high speed ICE passenger trains.

Germany: Bahn-storming

Issue 2 2016 / 23 March 2016 /

The countdown is under way to 20-23 September 2016 when the global rail industry flocks to Berlin Exhibition Grounds for mega trade-fair InnoTrans. Also in the German capital, a clock is ticking on a very similar timescale: and the man hoping for an on-time arrival is Derek Ladewig, founder of Locomore, an eye-catching enterprise using crowd-funding to launch a Berlin–Stuttgart train service the same month. The venture has been described as the ‘world’s first crowdfunded train’ – European Railway Review’s Ian Hall was keen to find out more, and what Deutsche Bahn thinks about market competition…