Topic: Germany

Europe to launch Hydrogen Alliance

The European Commission plans to launch the Hydrogen Alliance. It will join forces of all stakeholders for further development of the low-carbon fuel and the related technologies necessary, among other things, for the hydrogen-powered vehicles....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
Siemens Mireo train, source: Siemens Mobility

First order for Mireo battery-electric trains

German regional rail transport authority Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-W├╝rttemberg (SFBW) has ordered 20 Mireo Plus B bi-mode trains. They will be able to run using energy from overhead wires and battery hybrid drive. It is the...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
Coradia iLint hydrogen train in the Netherlands

Hydrogen train on test tracks in Netherlands

The Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered train has been rolled out on the railway network of the Netherlands. Starting from 27 February, it is performing the overnight test trips on the Groningen – Leeuwarden line. On 7...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

Alstom bids a price for Bombardier rail unit

Alstom has appraised the rail business of Bombardier at 7 billion dollars (around 6.5 billion euros). This price, as some media report, was offered by the French rolling stock manufacturer for the first time. However,...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
Coradia Continental battery-electric train

More German operators prefer hybrid trains

The German railway market is shifting towards the hybrid trains and locomotives. In a few weeks after DB Cargo had purchased 50 hybrid shunters, another German operator embarked on the same path. Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen (VMS),...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