Europe: ÖBB, DB, SBB, and SNCF announce Nightjet collaboration

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; December 8, 2020 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB), German Rail (DB), Swiss Federal Railways (SBB),…

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Europe: German railway alliance formed to rescue DB

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; May 26, 2020 THE German federal government, German Rail (DB), and a rail union…

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Austria: ÖBB issues tender for second-hand double-deck EMUs

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; March 25, 2019 AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) subsidiary ÖBB Passenger has published a tender…

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German Court of Auditors proposes radical DB reform

GERMANY’s Federal Court of Auditors presented a report to the German parliament on January 17 which calls for the federal…

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German Rail: DB long-distance punctuality well below target in 2018

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; January 10, 2019 PUNCTUALITY on German Rail (DB) inter-city services continued to worsen in…

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Germany: DB to purchase 18 ICE 4 trains as part of €1bn investment

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; September 27, 2018 GERMAN Rail (DB) announced on September 27 that it is investing…

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Germany: DB curbs spending as debts rise and profits fall

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; September 13, 2018 GERMAN Rail (DB) chief executive Dr Richard Lutz has instigated emergency…

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