Full steam ahead for Austria’s night trains

From The Business Times Transport; March 4, 2019 IT LOOKS like a scene from the halcyon days of the railways:…

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Germany: FlixTrain to launch Berlin – Cologne services

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; February 26, 2019 FLIXTRAIN has revealed to the German media that it is planning…

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Bombardier Sees Rail Project Issues Solved by the End of 2020

By Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg; February 14, 2019 Bombardier Inc. expects to complete at least three of its most delayed rail…

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Siemens deal collapse fuels Alstom-Bombardier tie-up talk, shares rally

By Josephine Mason and Allison Lampert, Reuters; February 6, 2019 LONDON/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The European Commission’s decision to block a…

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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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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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Europe: Reopening of two Franco-German cross-border lines proposed

By Keith Fender, International Railway Journal; May 29, 2018 STUDIES are to commence soon on reopening two cross-border lines between…

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German railroad dispatcher detained after train crash kills 2

By The Associated Press, ABC News; May 8, 2018 A train dispatcher was detained Tuesday after a passenger train hit…

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FlixTrain launches Berlin – Stuttgart services

By Kevin Smith, International Railway Journal; April 27, 2018 WORKING in partnership with Leo Express, Czech Republic, FlixTrain launched its…

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What Railways in India hope to learn from German rail

By Avishek G Dastidar, The Indian Express; May 4, 2018 In June, Indian Railways probationers will head to Berlin to…

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Transdev seeks full access to German ticket sales channels

By David Briginshaw, International Railway Journal; April 24, 2018 TRANSDEV, Germany’s largest private public transport operator, is calling for fair…

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Bombardier Transportation completes negotiations for ‘reorientation’ in Germany

From Railway Gazette; March 28, 2018 GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation has announced the completion of negotiations with employee representatives for the…

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Flixtrain to introduce new passenger trains in Germany

From Railcolor Operator News; March 9, 2018 Last year FlixMobility, mother company of Flixbus, flirted with railway operation for the…

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Passenger trains to run on German line after 44-year gap

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; March 14, 2018 THE 28km freight-only line linking Bad Bentheim and Neuenhaus will have…

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