Making the Stuttgart rail node fit for the future

Meeting the climate targets set by the federal and state governments requires a greater expansion of public transport. In order to make the Stuttgart rail hub fit for the future beyond 2030, experts believe that further additions are necessary. Minister of Transport Winfried Hermann said in Stuttgart on 15 March…

Deutschlandtakt threatens 40-year delay

Originally, the nationwide implementation of the Deutschlandtakt in Germany was planned for 2030. According to State Secretary Theurer, however, it will take decades before the project is fully completed. He does not see the Deutschlandtakt being fully implemented until 2070. Rather, the project of the century will come “in stages,…

Commission supports Member States in planning sustainable urban mobility

On 8 March, the European Commission adopted a recommendation to help Member States support their cities in reducing transport emissions and improving urban mobility. The 430 major cities along the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) are to be supported in developing their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). The Commission recommends setting…

General reconstruction Munich – Rosenheim – Salzburg

The railway wants to get away from small construction sites where tracks are rehabilitated during ongoing traffic. Instead, rehabilitation is now being carried out in blocks – and the line is completely closed during this time. In Bavaria, the Munich-Rosenheim-Salzburg line is among the 40 lines that the railway has…

Felix, the new ‘Main Line baby’

Checking tickets, giving timetable information or helping with heavy luggage: the responsibilities of a train conductor are clearly defined. Mario Bidlingmaier from Rudersberg (Rems-Murr district), however, was challenged with a completely different matter on Sunday. The 33-year-old, who works as a train manager for Deutsche Bahn (DB) became an obstetrician.…

Connecting Europe: 10 EU pilot projects to promote cross-border connections

The European Commission announced on 31 January 2023 that it will support 10 pilot projects to set up new or improve existing rail services. Together they will improve cross-border rail services in the EU, making them faster, more frequent and more affordable. EU Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean said: “While…

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