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Former DB's IC1 coaches to Bulgaria
Former DB's IC1 coaches to Bulgaria

Deutsche Bahn's end-of-life vehicles are still in demand.

Acceptance runs with the ICE3 neo in Belgium
Acceptance runs with the ICE3 neo in Belgium

Since 13 May 2024, DB is executing the acceptance test runs with the new Class 408 ICE3 neo which is scheduled to start regular passenger service between Brussels and Frankfurt this June.

First Class 66 with ETCS
First Class 66 with ETCS

On 26 April 2024 the first locomotive of Class 66, the Britain’s principal freight fleet, to be fitted with digital signalling equipment was moved on to dynamic testing, having successfully progressed through static testing. 

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ICE 4 fleet now complete
ICE 4 fleet now complete

On 19 March 2024, the final, 137th ICE 4 was handed over to DB.

DB's Class 249 will start regular operation
DB's Class 249 will start regular operation

On 15 March 2024, at marshalling yard in Halle (Saale) a new generation of locomotives has been unveiled that will make DB Cargo's fleet more efficient and powerful in the future: the Vectron Dual Mode light.

News from DB's ICE-L testing
News from DB's ICE-L testing

Testing of the Talgo 230 NMUs for DB, which are referred to by the operator as ICE-L (Low Floor), is continuing.

DB Regio ordered Coradia Max EMUs for OSTA network
DB Regio ordered Coradia Max EMUs for OSTA network

On 18 January 2024, Alstom announced that it will supply 18 Coradia Max EMUs to DB Regio (Coradia Max replaces the former product name Coradia Stream HC, High Capacity).

Opening of the new ICE depot in Cottbus
Opening of the new ICE depot in Cottbus

Less than 20 months after the foundation stone laying ceremony, and therefore in a very short time, Deutsche Bahn inaugurated the new hall for maintenance of ICE 4s in Cottbus on 11 January 2024.

The new ICE depot in Cottbus to be opened soon
The new ICE depot in Cottbus to be opened soon

Work is underway on a new depot for the ICE maintenance in Cottbus.

DB Cargo TRAXXes with GUARDIA ETCS OBU
DB Cargo TRAXXes with GUARDIA ETCS OBU

Recently, for the first time, the on-board ETCS was retrofitted to the TRAXX locomotives already in service without the involvement of the manufacturer of these locomotives.

All DB's long distance KISSes modernised
All DB's long distance KISSes modernised

In early December 2023 last of the KISS EMUs modernised by Stadler was handed over to DB Fernverkehr.

DB invited tender for the ICE 5 trains
DB invited tender for the ICE 5 trains

On 15 December 2023, DB launched a tender for the next generation of ICE high-speed trains.

75 Mireos for Leipzig and surrounding region
75 Mireos for Leipzig and surrounding region

On 14 December 2023 Siemens Mobility announced that it has won an order for the delivery of 75 Mireos for the Mitteldeutsches S-Bahn-Netz 2025+.

E-Check - DB's ICE digital maintenance
E-Check - DB's ICE digital maintenance

To streamline and accelerate the maintenance of the ever-growing ICE fleet, DB has started to use the latest digital and robotic technologies and artificial intelligence. The first example of their application, collectively called E-Check, is the new ICE depot in Köln-Nippes.

The new ICE generation in preparation
The new ICE generation in preparation

On 15 November 2022, Deutsche Bahn announced that it had commissioned Alstom Transport Deutschland and Siemens Mobility to independently develop concepts for Germany's new high speed trains 3.0.