BERLIN senator for urban development and the environment Mr Andreas Geisel confirmed on December 9 that the Senate has selected DB Regio subsidiary S-Bahn Berlin as preferred bidder for a contract to operate the Berlin S-Bahn Ring/South East group of lines for 15 years from 2021.
Intensive operations on Munich's S-Bahn network leave little room for error, so when disturbances do occur the impact soon spreads across the entire network. Dipl-Ing Dr Marc-André Klemenz, head of international projects at DB International, explains how simulating operations, and potential disturbances, is helping to minimise delays and improve punctuality.
BADEN-Württemberg ministry of transport and the state's transport authority NVBW have published a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union for a 15-year contract to operate the Rhine-Neckar S-Bahn Network 6b service group.
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has exercised options with Stadler for 19 additional Kiss double-deck EMUs for the Zürich S-Bahn network and six single-deck Flirt EMUs, which will be used on regional services in the canton of Vaud in western Switzerland.
Several projects are in the pipeline or already underway to upgrade rail links in the regional triangle between Germany, Austria and Switzerland, not to mention Liechtenstein a little further south. Anitra Green takes a look at the current state of play.
GERMAN Rail (DB) subsidiary DB Regio is to take on the operation of the Mid-German S-Bahn Network Lot 2 concession after the winning bidder Abellio decided to withdraw from the contract with the states of Saxony Anhalt and Brandenburg and Leipzig area transport authority ZVNL.