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Germany - Articles and news items

Foundation stone laid for new final assembly hall in Germany

Rail industry news / 16 June 2017 /

Bombardier laid the foundation stone for a new final assembly hall in Germany that will set standards for Industry 4.0 production.

Germany orders additional Coradia Lint regional trains

Rail industry news / 25 May 2017 /

HzL Hohenzollerische Landesbahn AG has ordered 10 additional Coradia Lint regional trains from Alstom in a deal worth 50 million.

Seizing the opportunities of digitalisation

Issue 3 2017 / 10 May 2017 /

Digitalisation has long been making inroads into all business segments at Deutsche Bahn (DB)1. The DB Group is tackling a range of cutting-edge fields, including digital customer platforms, Work 4.0 and automatic train operation. Manuel Gerres, who is responsible for new digital business models at Deutsche Bahn, explains the opportunities of digitalisation and what role having the right partners plays.

Kaiserstuhlbahn line in Germany to be electrified

Rail industry news / 21 April 2017 /

The Kaiserstuhlbahn line in Germany, which has been in operation for 120 years, is to be electrified by the Powerlines Group GmbH.

New trains on order for Germany’s Saarland regional network

Rail industry news / 3 April 2017 /

Emerging transport company vlexx GmbH will receive new EMUs to begin operating on the Saar region’s electric rail network by December 2019.

Regional rail transport in Germany – organisation and financing

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 16 June 2016 /

Oliver Mietzsch, Managing Director of ZVNL, investigates the organisational structure and financial regulation of regional rail transport in Germany and evaluates its efficacy…

KfW IPEX-Bank to finance Saxony-Anhalt diesel multiple units

Rail industry news / 16 May 2016 /

KfW IPEX-Bank has announced the financing of new diesel multiple units (DMUs) for the regional public transport network in Saxony-Anhalt.

‘Zukunft Bahn’ – the future of railway

Issue 2 2016 / 23 March 2016 /

Frank Sennhenn, CEO of DB Netz AG, explains how the organisation makes use of technology and innovation to improve the quality and availability of Germany’s railway infrastructure…

New horizons for Germany’s railway industry

Issue 2 2016 / 23 March 2016 /

Sustainable mobility means quality of life: people want climate-friendly, affordable and convenient mobility, and Germany’s rail industry offers just that. For European Railway Review, Ben Möbius – Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) – explains that continued future success for the German railway industry depends on delivering a ‘digital’ railway, strengthening industry cooperation, and building on growing a global presence…

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…

Alstom to supply of 28 Coradia Lint regional trains to Transdev

Rail industry news / 16 March 2016 /

Operator Transdev GmbH (TD) has awarded a €115 million contract to Alstom for the supply of 28 Coradia Lint regional trains for Augsburg.

German train crash leaves ten dead and numerous injured

Rail industry news / 9 February 2016 /

German train crash reports suggest ten passengers have been killed and numerous injured following a head-on collision between two passenger trains in the German state of Bavaria.