Friday, 15 December 2017 00:00

New track equipment on show in Hamburg

Vossloh, Germany, unveiled its first high-performance rail milling train at a customer open day at its rail welding and storage plant in Hamburg in September. David Briginshaw attended the event…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 12:24

Stuttgart opens extension to LRT Line U12

STUTTGART Tramways (SSB) opened a northern extension to light rail Line U12 on December 9 from Hallschlag to Wagrainäcker to connect with line U14 and made several changes to its…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:49

Vossloh completes financial restructuring

VOSSLOH has completed its financial restructuring by concluding a new €150m five-year syndicated loan in the form of a revolving credit. The loan has two options to extend the final…
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:40

Keolis takes over Teutoburger-Wald-Network

KEOLIS commenced operation of the 15-year Teutoburger-Wald-Network (TWN) concession in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, on December 10.
TWO special trains were operated on December 8 and a ceremony was staged in Berlin attended by Germany’s chancellor, Mrs Angela Merkel, and federal transport minister Mr Christian Schmidt to…
GERMAN rail freight operator Metrans has awarded a contract to Bombardier for an additional 10 Traxx F140MS multi-system electric locomotives in order to be able to operate more trains using…
Friday, 01 December 2017 11:22

Bombardier chosen for Duisburg LRV order

DUISBURG Transport Company (DVG) announced on November 29 that it has selected Bombardier as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 47 LRVs for the Duisburg Stadtbahn network.
THE cost of the controversial Stuttgart 21 project is now expected to rise by a further €1.1bn to €7.6bn, plus a contingency which could take the final bill to around…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 07:53

Siemens contests Berlin U-Bahn train order

SIEMENS is challenging a decision by the Berlin Senate and Berlin Transport Authority (BVG) to award a contract worth around €120m to Stadler Pankow for 20 additional type IK small-profile…
GERMAN Rail (DB) has inaugurated the first of a new type passenger information desk and associated information terminals at Nuremberg Main Station and plans to complete a national rollout at…
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