From June 2021, Deutsche Bahn will implement two new measures to improve its system of waste separation and treatment and to ensure resource protection.
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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.
Deutsche Bahn will work with the German federal government and the industry to deliver a range of digitalisation improvements across the country's rail network in 2021.
The contract, which has a total value of around €760 million, will see Alstom deliver the Coradia Stream trains by December 2024 and maintain them for 30 years.
A new joint initiative between Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa will see the introduction of new high-speed Sprinter services to Frankfurt Airport and the expansion of the Lufthansa Express Rail network.
Equipped with innovative cleaning technology that can help to fight against coronavirus, the autonomous robot will be tested until April 2021 and can clean up to 12,000m² per day.
The trainsets, which will operate on the Danube-Isar network in Germany, are expected to be put into passenger service by DB Regio Bayern in 2024.
The German federal government and Deutsche Bahn have announced that a further 1,250km of infrastructure will be equipped with passive noise protection measures, to better protect more citizens living near railway lines.
The trains were originally ordered from Siemens Mobility in 2015 with a total contract volume of €1.7 billion.
Initially, KONUX will work to digitalise 1,300 switches so that Deutsche Bahn passengers can travel more reliably by train on heavily congested lines.
As part of the Sensors4Rail joint project, Deutsche Bahn (DB) is to initially equip a S-Bahn Hamburg train with innovative sensors that monitor the surroundings in front of and next to the train.
One of the largest TRAXX customers, leasing company Railpool, has ordered nearly 10 per cent of the global TRAXX locomotive fleet.