Europe: Go-Ahead, Abellio and National Express take over German operating contracts

From Railway Gazette; June 11, 2019 GERMANY: A number of passenger services transferred to new operators on June 9, including…

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Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound

By Evan Rail, The New York Times; June 11, 2019 From the Orient Express to the Trans-Europe Express, few methods…

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‘Germany first:’ Deutsche Bahn announces bold new plans

By Abi Carter, Iamexpat.de; June 10, 2019 Its public image may have taken a beating over the past couple of…

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Germany – Female train guard is fired for secretly filming hardcore porn movies in carriages after work: X-rated movies showed German worker whipping ‘passengers’ caught without tickets

By Tim Stickings, Daily Mail; May 22, 2019 A female German railway worker has lost her job after allegedly shooting…

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Germany: DB Network receives 72,000 requests from 430 operators for 2020 timetable slots

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; April 16, 2019 More than 430 operators are currently operating 40,000 services a day…

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German rail operator Deutsche Bahn break more records, despite late train blues

From etnewsnow.com; March 28, 2019 Berlin:German state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn on Thursday reported record revenues and passenger numbers in…

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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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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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Rail fine dining in Europe: the best and worst in on-board catering

By Eva Grey, Railway Technology; July 11, 2018 For train operators, on-board food catering is often a tough call: do…

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Amid hits to reputation, Bombardier’s rail division remains key to company’s turnaround plan

By Alicja Siekierska, Financial Post; July 6, 2018 LEIPZIG, GERMANY — It’s a warm May day in Leipzig, Germany, and…

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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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