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Siemens Mobility Awarded Service Contract For ICE 4 Trains
Siemens Mobility Awarded Service Contract For ICE 4 Trains

On 19 January 2021, Deutsche Bahn has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for the Type IS 600 revision of 40 Class 412 EMUs.

Class 483/484 Premiere On New Year’s Eve
Class 483/484 Premiere On New Year’s Eve

Shortly after midnight on 1 January 2021, the first train of the new S-Bahn Berlin’s Class 483/484 will start passenger service.

S-Bahn Stuttgart Class 423 And 430 EMUs To Be Modernised
S-Bahn Stuttgart Class 423 And 430 EMUs To Be Modernised

On 8 December 2020, Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract by Deutsche Bahn to modernise its S-Bahn Stuttgart fleet of Class 423 and 430 EMUs. 

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Siemens Mobility Conducts Research Into The Safety Of Automated Railways
Siemens Mobility Conducts Research Into The Safety Of Automated Railways

On 24 November 2020, Siemens Mobility and its partners have won two research projects from the German Center for Rail Traffic Research (DZSF, Deutsches Zentrum für Schienenverkehrsforschung) to study the safety of automated rail operations.

H2goesRail - DB And Siemens Will Test The HMU
H2goesRail - DB And Siemens Will Test The HMU

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility are driving forward the climate-friendly transition in rail transport and will test the use of hydrogen trains for the first time.

New NIM Express In Service
New NIM Express In Service

On 12 November 2020, the DB Regio’s new Škoda-built double deck push-pull train started regular service with passengers in Bayern.

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ČD GTW 2/6 DMUs To Be Modernised In Slovakia
ČD GTW 2/6 DMUs To Be Modernised In Slovakia

On 6 November 2020, ČD announced that it signed a contract with ŽOS Zvolen for the complete modernisation of 12 Class 646 (ex DB Regio) DMUs.

Deliveries Of LINK DMUs For DB Completed
Deliveries Of LINK DMUs For DB Completed

In late September 2020, Pesa has completed deliveries of LINK DMUs for Deutsche Bahn, the contract has been completed.

ECx Locomotives To Be Equipped With TSA Traction Motors
ECx Locomotives To Be Equipped With TSA Traction Motors

On 8 October 2020, Traktionssysteme Austria (TSA) announced that it was awarded contract by Ingeteam Power Technology to design and deliver traction motors for 23 TRAVCA locomotives to be used in the ECx trains of Deutsche Bahn.

Test Of Digital Automatic Couplings
Test Of Digital Automatic Couplings

Since July 2020, a consortium headed by Deutsche Bahn is preparing and testing the use of digital automatic coupling (DAC) on various wagons.

DB Subsidiaries Recognised As Assessment Bodies
DB Subsidiaries Recognised As Assessment Bodies

DB subsidiaries recognised as assessment bodies DB Systemtechnik GmbH and Railway Approvals Germany to support approvals for rail vehicles and rail infrastructure.

First Commercial Freights Hauled By A Vectron In Belgium
First Commercial Freights Hauled By A Vectron In Belgium

24 September 2020 became a historic day for the Belgian rail network, when a DB Cargo Belgium Vectron hauled the first commercials train in Belgium.

DB TWINDEXX Vario Cars On Test At Velim
DB TWINDEXX Vario Cars On Test At Velim

One of the vehicle types being at present tested at the VUZ test centre Velim are the two TWINDEXX Vario double-deck cars for DB.

DB Cargo Ordered A Batch Of Vectron Dual Mode Locomotives
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DB Cargo Ordered A Batch Of Vectron Dual Mode Locomotives

On 8 September 2020, DB Cargo signed the framework agreement worth of well over 1 billion EUR with Siemens Mobility for up to 400 Class 248 Vectron Dual Mode locomotives.

First GTW 2/6 For ARRIVA vlaky After Overhaul
First GTW 2/6 For ARRIVA vlaky After Overhaul

Repairs are already being completed on the first four GTW 2/6 DMUs bought by ARRIVA vlaky, which were moved in April 2020 from Germany to the Czech Republic.