Dr. Ben Möbius, Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), writes how three goals – digitisation and automation; accelerated electrification; and ensuring social acceptance – are key if the rail industry is to realise the significant changes needed to truly decarbonise the logistics sector.
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Deutsche Bahn's mobile filling station will enable the rapid refuelling of hydrogen trains within 15 minutes, paving the way for climate neutrality.
Valued at approximately €130 million, the contract will see 118 regional trains retrofitted with ETCS Level 2 and 3, as well as ATO GoA2.
The framework purchase agreement will see Siemens Mobility supply and provide a full-service contract for up to 30 Vectron Dual Mode locomotives.
The MegaHub Lehrte freight station will facilitate the removal of approximately 250,000 truck journeys and 120,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
As part of the landmark rail project Stuttgart 21, Alstom will retrofit DB Regio's BR 423 and BR 430 trains with ETCS Level 2 and 3, as well as ATO GoA2.
By 2026, at the latest, Deutsche Telekom will supply the entire Deutsche Bahn rail network with its mobile network without any interruptions.
Based on a new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Deutsche Bahn has developed a resilience strategy to protect its network from the impacts of extreme weather and climate change.
From June 2021, Deutsche Bahn will implement two new measures to improve its system of waste separation and treatment and to ensure resource protection.
In order to reduce the impact of rail noise on German residents, DB Cargo has implemented a range of measures, including noise protection walls, to achieve its reduction target.
Approximately 190 gigawatt hours of wind power from the Amrumbank-West offshore wind farm in Germany will supply DB's trains in the future.
The ÖBB Rail Cargo Group's new TransFER service will provide a non-stop intermodal rail connection between the rail freight transport centre in Verona, Italy and the rail terminal at Hannover, Germany.
As part of the country-wide programme to accelerate the implementation of Germany’s digital interlocking projects by 2021, Siemens Mobility will fully digitalise the Finnentrop interlocking in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia.