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By early December 2015 seven Class 374 EMUs were in Britain, five of which were available for operation, but these were being used for a mixture of commercial services, and driver and train manager training purposes.
Photo: The photo shows 4007/08 at St. Pancras International on 20 November.
Erfurt - Halle/Leipzig HSL Inaugurated
On 9 December 2015 DB inaugurated the new Erfurt to Halle and Leipzig high speed line. This forms the new 123 km of a north to south Berlin to München corridor.
Photo: The ICE-S test EMU on 5 September 2014 heading towards Erfurt on the viaduct over the Unstrut valley southwest of Halle.
Slovakian „Russian Roulette“ For RegioJet
The start of the 2016 timetable saw RegioJet expanding its range of services to more Czech and Slovakian destinations. Recent developments regarding this open access operator are described in our in-depth article.
Photo: The ex-SNCB carriages being moved by Vectron 193 205 to Přerov, here prior to the departure from Leopoldov on 18 November 2015.
Photo: Ing. Dušan Vacek
By the end of 2015 PKP IC had taken formal delivery of eight PesaDARTs and on 29 December, the first of the batch, ED161-004, entered regular passenger-carrying service.
Photo: ED161-003 is shown on the photo at Warszawa Wschodnia on 9 January 2016 forming IC 14108 „Ondraszek“ Biały-stok - Warszawa - Bielsko-Biała.
Photo: Marek Graff
First Schwebebahn Generation 15 Cars Delivered
On 10 November 2011 Wuppertaler Stadtwerke awarded Vossloh Kiepe of Düsseldorf a 122 million EUR contract to build 31 articulated suspended monorail trains.
Photo: This first A car, together with four overhead bogies (not visible in the photo), was presented to the public at street level, loaded on a lorry, at Vohwinkel terminus on 14 November 2015.