DT5 – the new generation for HOCHBAHN


A new generation of subway train is picking up speed in Hamburg. The DT5 – “DT” stands for twin railcars – is ultra-modern, meets the latest environmental and safety standards and offers passengers a very high level of comfort. Check out the making of the DT5 in this video from HOCHBAHN (commentary is in German). Find […]

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, […]

Transport Designed’s top 8 of 2018

From supersized buses to tiny trains… It’s been another crazy year in the world of transport, and as 2018 comes to an end, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back through some of our most read and shared posts from the last 12 months. In no particular order, here […]

This Paris Métro made out of old train tickets is trés INCREDIBLE

If you’ve ever been to Paris, you’ll probably have spent your entire trip walking around with a pocket stuffed full of Métro tickets. Those distinctive little pieces of Parisian card are great for getting around the city, but they’re notoriously single use – so, what to do with them once they’re spent? Enter Parisian 3D graphic […]

Arts et Métiers: a hidden wonder of the Paris Métro

Arts Et Metiers signage

Sci-fi nerds unite! Arts et Métiers is surely a contender for the title of the ‘world’s most surreal subway station’. Arts et Métiers is a Métro station that you’re less likely to visit than most. It’s nestled away on Line 11, one of the shortest lines on the Paris Métro, and is starkly lacking in tourist attractions […]

Gigantic order for new double decker trains placed for RER network

X Trapolis Cityduplex

They often say ‘bigger is better’, and metro trains don’t come much bigger than the brand new trains for SNCF’s Transilien network. An Alstom-Bombardier consortium has won the contract to supply a whopping 255 trains for France’s Île-de-France network. The order, worth an estimated 3.75 billion euros, is the largest contract ever financed by STIF, the authority […]

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