Germany: DMUs delivered for freight line’s passenger launch

From Railway Gazette; January 21, 2019 GERMANY: Local freight railway Bentheimer Eisenbahn has taken delivery of the first two of…

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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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Veolia sells Transdev transport unit stake to Rethmann for 340 million euros

By Geert De Clercq, Reuters; Octobr 2, 2018 PARIS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – French utility Veolia has agreed to sell…

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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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World’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train begins service in Germany

By Ray Downs, UPI; September 16, 2018 Sept. 16 (UPI) — The world’s first hydrogen fuel cell train to conduct…

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Bombardier unveils a new battery-powered train

By Fred Lambert, Electrek; September 14, 2018 Once actually somewhat common, battery-powered trains, especially full-size ones, are less common these…

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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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Europe: Flixtrain expands Hamburg – Cologne services

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; July 13, 2018 FLIXTRAIN will expand the service frequency on the Cologne to Hamburg…

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