Topic: Germany

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

Bombardier in merger talks with Alstom

After selling a major part of its aviation business, Canadian company Bombardier plans to get rid of the rail activities. It has started negotiations with the French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom on a possible merger....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

Railway software can be just like building blocks

Imagine a specific software application as being the final composition of various building blocks taken from a so-called software platform. Each of these building blocks can be taken away and replaced with another, resulting in...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

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
Škoda ForCity Smart tram

Another German city orders Czech trams

Škoda Transportation continues to step up in Germany. The Czech manufacturer has won a procurement for supplying 26 ForCity Smart trams to the city of Bonn. They will be introduced by the local public transport...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vectron locomotive

Vectron locomotive approved for ETCS Baseline 3

Siemens Mobility has authorised its popular Vectron locomotive for operations with the European Train Control System (ETCS) Baseline 3. The approval has been issued by Germany’s Federal Railway Authority (EBA) for haulage services within Germany....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

Nuremberg orders energy-efficient trams from Siemens

German public transport company VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg has purchased 12 four-section Avenio trams from Siemens Mobility. These vehicles use a large share of the regenerative braking energy and are equipped with LED lighting. As a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko