Germany - Articles and news items

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.

Abellio Germany to operate 12 lines of Saxony-Anhalt network

Rail industry news / 18 December 2015 /

Public transport company NASA is to award Abellio Germany the contract to operate Lots A and B of the Saxony-Anhalt diesel network (DISA).

National Express confirmed as Nuremberg S-Bahn operator

Rail industry news / 16 December 2015 /

The public transport authority of Bavaria (BEG) has confirmed National Express will operate services on the Nuremberg S-Bahn following a legal conflict.

National Express begins rail operations in Germany

Rail industry news / 14 December 2015 /

National Express has for the first time begun operating services in Germany on lines RE7 and RB48 of the Rhine Munster Express (RME).