Pimp My Metro: 13 additional DT5s are on the way for Hochbahn

French train builder Alstom will team up with Bombardier to supply 13 more DT5 units to HOCHBAHN. HOCHBAHN’s insanely-charismatic DT5 first hit the rails on the Hamburg Metro system in 2012, replacing the earlier DT2 and DT-3E models primarily on U-Bahn lines U3 and U4. The three-car sets are Hamburg’s first ever air-conditioned ‘walkthrough’ metro trains, […]

Transdev orders 64 Stadler FLIRT EMUs for newly-awarded S-Bahn contract

Transdev Group has announced an order for 64 Stadler FLIRT electric trains as it wins Germany’s biggest ever private rail contract. Transdev, Germany’s largest private operator of rail and bus services, will begin in December 2021 the operation of the entire 385 km-long regional rail network in Hannover (Lower Saxony, Germany) for 12 and a half […]

The world’s first hydrogen powered train is undergoing testing in Germany

Alstom's Coradia iLint

French train manufacturer Alstom is about to finish a four week test run of its Coradia iLint – the world’s first and only hydrogen fuel cell-powered train. Yes, you read that correctly. Whilst rail passengers in northern England are waking up to face another woeful commute on board this morning’s diesel-belching Pacer, Alstom has been busy […]

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