Topic: Deutsche Bahn (DB)

Ukraine to lease major train stations

Ukrainian Railway (UZ) intends to launch the public-private partnerships for reconstruction of seven major train stations. It will lease the station buildings to private companies. The project is arranged with the technical assistance of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Coronavirus impact on railways: 18 March

RailTech continues to cover the influence of coronavirus on the European rail sector. Below you can find some highlights of Wednesday, 18 March. The updates from Tuesday, 17 March, are available here. Today’s key issue is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Passengers board PKP Intercity train, source: PKP Intercity

How European railways react to coronavirus

While European airlines cancel their flights to Italy and other countries, railway operators try to keep up the work as normal as possible. However, the international train traffic to and from Italy has been suspended....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
The preparatory works for demolishing the Bille bridge in Hamburg

Three bridges to be replaced on Hamburg S-Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) plans to demolish three old railway bridges on the Hamburg S-Bahn network. The new installation will be constructed instead of the Bille bridge by the mid-March, while the new facilities will replace...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

DB Regio digitises planning and dispatching

DB Regio, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, is moving further in digitalising its operations. This time the company has introduced the digital solution for planning and dispatching its services. The new system is applicable for...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Deutsche Bahn train driver

Deutsche Bahn hires 25,000 new employees

German national railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) intends to hire 25,000 new employees in 2020. It is a record level for DB’s recruitment campaigns. This figure includes 4,700 young professionals. Train drivers, maintenance workers, IT...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Deutsche Bahn assists Ukraine to transform railways

DB Engineering & Consulting, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, will assist Ukraine in transforming its state-owned railway operator. The German company will provide the management and technical support to Ukrainian Railway (UZ) until late 2021....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Deutsche Bahn will upgrade 800 train stations

Deutsche Bahn plans to allocate 12.2 billion euros in upgrading its infrastructure in 2020. The investments, inter alia, include modernisation of 800 train stations. To provide a better service for passengers, the German railway company...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Deutsche Bahn orders first hybrid shunters

DB Cargo, a freight subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, has ordered the first batch of hybrid shunting locomotives. 50 vehicles will be assembled by Toshiba at the DB’s maintenance facility in Rostock. The hybrid locomotives will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Deutsche Bahn to renew 2,000 railway bridges

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has modernised 900 railway bridges since 2015. To this end, the company invested 3 billion euros. In the coming years, DB plans to upgrade 2,000 other bridges. The German railway company will allocate...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Arriva train in Czechia

Deutsche Bahn prepares Arriva for IPO

Deutsche Bahn is considering to launch an initial public offering (IPO) of its multinational transport subsidiary Arriva. The company’s minority stake might well be sold next year. Afterwards, DB plans to put the remaining shares...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Five railway hacks to survive winter

Winter has come. In this regard, many European railway companies started to report about their preparations for fighting against heavy snows, icing and other unpleasant features of the season. Which hacks do they use in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko