HAMBURG city senator for economics, transport and innovation Mr Frank Horch announced on November 8 that the city has instructed German Rail (DB) subsidiary S-Bahn Hamburg to exercise an option for 12 additional Bombardier class 490 EMUs to increase capacity on lines S3 and S11.
GERMANY’s federal government is set to provide 60% of the funding required for a second east-west S-Bahn tunnel beneath Munich city centre under an agreement signed in the city on October 25 by federal transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt and minister president of the state of Bavaria Mr Horst Seehofer.
GERMAN Rail (DB) announced on August 10 that its subsidiary DB Regio has lodged an appeal at the regional high court in Munich against a ruling by Bavaria’s public procurement authority which upheld the decision by Bavarian Railway Company (BEG) to award two contracts for the operation of the Nuremberg S-Bahn network to National Express.
AT the end of December German Rail (DB) announced the outcome of months of strategic review, assisted by consulting firm McKinsey, confirming a programme of measures to tackle the company's worsening financial performance.
BAVARIAN Railway Company (BEG) unveiled a three-stage long-term plan for the operation of the 434km Munich S-Bahn network on February 3, confirming DB Regio subsidiary S-Bahn Munich will continue to run the system until at least the end of the decade.
THE first refurbished class 474 EMU for the Hamburg S-Bahn network was presented to Hamburg's minister for economics, transport and innovation Mr Andreas Rieckhof and Mr Lutz Aigner, managing director of the city's transport authority HVV by Mr Kay Uwe Arnecke, managing director of DB Regio subsidiary S-Bahn Hamburg on January 13.
DB Regio subsidiary S-Bahn Berlin has selected a consortium of Stadler Pankow and Siemens in a framework contract to supply up to 1380 vehicles, with the initial order for 106 trains consisting of 85 four-car and 21 two-car sets.