by Josephine Cordero Sapién
14 Oct 2019
Professor Corinna Salander has been appointed the head of the German Centre for Rail Transport Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Schienenverkehrsforschung – DZSF) at the Federal Railway Authority (EBA).
The physicist (Kiel), who also has a PhD in engineering (Clausthal University of Technology), has held a chair in rail research at the University of Stuttgart since 2014. She will take up her new post on 1 January 2020.
“We're pleased that the DZSF will soon have an esteemed rail expert at its helm who possesses a wealth of experience in both research and practice.”
Professor Salander has previously held leading roles at Deutsche Bahn, the European Union Agency for Railways and Bombardier Transportation. Her areas of responsibility included matters of safety management and the authorisation of rolling stock.
She has written a textbook on the European railway system: ‘Das Europäische Bahnsystem: Akteure, Prozesse, Regelwerk’, published in Germany in January 2019.
The German Centre for Rail Transport Research opened in May 2019 with locations in Bonn and Dresden. The centre conducts both its own research and commissioned research. It also supports and co-ordinates research into the railway system generally. Beyond that, the DZSF acts as a scientific consultant to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) on matters of rail transport.
The ground-breaking ceremony for Germany's second hydrogen refuelling station for passenger trains has taken place in Hesse.
Because of coronavirus developments, the InnoTrans organisers say they can't provide planning certainy and have postponed the 2021 event.
Siemens Mobility will supply 109 Avenio HF light rail vehicles to Duisburg and Dusseldorf, with delivery beginning in 2025.
Siemens Mobility has won the German Mobility Award 2020 for its 'RRX - digital and optimally networked' project. There were 300 entries.
Deutsche Bahn has announced it is opening a new maintenance facility for ICE trains in Nuremberg. It is due to be ready in 2028.
The last of the 50 12-car ICE 4 trains has been delivered to Deutsche Bahn and underwent a naming ceremony in Dusseldorf.
A private rail freight protest train made its way through Berlin to draw attention to the German government's one-sided support of DB.
Deutsche Bahn has launched Europe's largest rolling wifi network, [email protected], covering more than 100 stations, all ICE and some regional trains.
LNVG (Lower Saxony, Germany) has ordered an additional 14 Bombardier TWINDEXX Vario coaches to enter service in autumn 2022.
A look back at InnoTrans 2000 and a couple of its main attractions on the bigger Outdoor Display: the ICE TD and Alstom Lirex.
The convention is going digital for InnoTrans 2020, despite the main event being postponed to April 2021 due to coronavirus.
Bombardier has delivered the first of 47 FLEXITY trams to the city of Duisburg. They will have its image-based driver assist system ODAS.
VTG and DB Cargo have presented their new m2 – modular and multi-functional – freight wagon, following several years of working together.
Deutsche Bahn has signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for up to 400 Vectron dual mode locomotives. First order: 100 units.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is trialling different alternative fuels and traction systems in order to eliminate diesel fully from its vehicles by 2050.
The VDB, DB, and EBA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to speed up the implementation of digital signal box technology.
DB has premiered the first trial of digital automatic coupling technology for its freight wagons in a project that will run until 2022.
The German cabinet has adopted a proposal put forward by transport minister Andreas Scheuer for the Investment Acceleration Act.
Deutsche Bahn is partnering with LiveEO to use satellite images and AI to generate data about trees' resiliance to storms.
Bombardier has delivered the first two FLEXITY trams from its manufacturing site in Vienna to its customer in Karlsruhe. AVG ordered 20 units.
A collaboration between DB and TU Chemnitz will establish a digital railway test site to test future technologies in live conditions.
A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place for the new hydrogen refuelling station that is to be built in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) has ordered 30 new ICE trains from Siemens Mobility. The first are to enter service in 2022, all by 2026.
Germany is investing almost €0.5 billion in the upgrade of the Berlin-Szczecin railway line. It will be fully double track and electrified.
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Stadtwerke Augsburg has signed a contract with Stadler for the supply of 11 metre-gauge TRAMLINK trams, to enter service in 2022.
Alstom has been awarded the contract to retrofit 17 ICE 3 trains with its Atlas ETCS solution in a contract worth more than 30 million euros.
Brigitte Zypries has joined the supervisory board of Bombardier Transportation. She was previously a member of the supervisory board at DB.
Deutsche Bahn is experimenting with white rails to reduce the temperature of the steel, thereby avoiding stress on the rails in extreme heat.
Deutsche Bahn has established Digitale Schiene Deutschland GmbH to drive forward the digital transformation in the rail industry.
Deutsche Bahn is investing in hybrid technology for its maintenance fleets and shunting locomotives to reduce its environmental impact.
Alstom equipped the entirety of Wuppertal Suspension Railway (Wuppertaler Schwebebahn) with the Atlas ETCS train control system.
Deutsche Bahn has completed the 2020 timetable for its network after having received more than 72,000 applications for track access slots.
Deutsche Bahn says it will halve its use of glyphosate in 2020 and instead focus on more mechanical, manual options for removing weeds.
CRRC to buy the Vossloh Locomotives business for a sum in the low millions. The transaction has been approved by Vossloh's supervisory board.
Dresden has ordered 30 FLEXITY trams from Bombardier. They will be delivered by 2023. The contract includes 24 years of maintenance.
The flat cars Deutsche Bahn ordered from UWC are undergoing testing to ensure they are fit for purpose prior to certification.
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Deutsche Bahn is investing in Swiss start-up Teralytics, which analyses passenger behaviour using big data gathered from mobile phones.
Stadler says its expansion plans for its Berlin-Pankow site are on track, with the building application filed in just 5 months.
Deutsche Bahn is speeding up the development of its long-distance services and has made a quick decision to purchase 17 double-decker trains.
Siemens, Bombardier and Deutsche Bahn have come to an agreement regarding the ICE 4 fleet. DB will resume acceptance of the fleet right away.
Deutsche Bahn is now able to manufacture heavy components made of metal using 3D printing. A single component can weigh up to 17kg.
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Munich has ordered 73 Siemens Avenio trams as part of a framework agreement option dating back to 2015. Delivery will commence in 2021.
Hamburg has ordered an additional 32 DT5 metro trains from the Alstom-Bombardier consortium. They will enter service from January 2021.
Stadler has won a green technology bid in Germany and will now supply 55 FLIRT Akku trains to NAH.SH with an option for 50 more.
Alstom has won a contract with ODEG in Germany to supply 8 Coradia Lint diesel trains. They will enter service from December 2022.
Stadler has won its first contract for the FLIRT Akku battery multiple unit in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The order is for 55 trains.
Bombardier Transportation's ZEFIRO Express train for the Swedish market has won the German Brandenburg Design Award 2019.
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Stadler has signed a contract for 16 FLIRT trains to enter service in the Bremen area in December 2022. NordWestBahn will be the operator.
The operator SFBW in southwest Germany has ordered an additional 15 Coradia Lint 54 DMUs from Alstom, bringing the total to 33.
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Stadler is displaying its new generation of six-axle hybrid locomotive at Transport Logistic, taking place in Munich 4–7 June.
Stadler and DB Regio have signed a contract for 18 double-decker KISS trains, which will enter service in the Hamburg area in June 2022.
Bombardier will present its TRAXX MS3 locomotive platform at Transport Logistic, which is taking place in Munich 4–7 June 2019.
Sven Flore, CEO of SBB Cargo International, gives his thoughts on the Ceneri Base Tunnel, the future of freight, ETCS and more.
After a framework agreement for 100 locomotives announced earlier in May, Stadler is now to supply ten further electric locomotives to ELP.
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The German Centre for Rail Transport Research has opened in Bonn and Dresden. It will conduct both its own research and commissioned work.
Fahma GmbH has ordered 27 hydrogen fuel cell trains from Alstom – the Coradia iLint, which will begin operating in Hesse in December 2022.
Creating more diversity and equality in rail is vital in order to meet the skills shortage and bring about more resilient businesses.
The German Ministry for Transport has held a rail summit focusing on digitalisation and the Deutschland-Takt timetable.
Noah's Train, a freight train aimed to promote a shift from road to rail to reduce the impact of freight on the environment, has reached Rome.
Deutsche Bahn celebrates Europe Day 2019 by illuminating Berlin Central Station. DB is evidence of the success of European collaboration.
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The German Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure has launched a rail freight noise monitoring programme with 19 stations.
Rail freight noise pollution is a major problem along busy lines. For International Noise Awareness Day DB has published its progress report.
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NordWestBahn has won the tender to continue running the RSBN franchise in Bremen / Lower Saxony until 2036. It started services in 2010.
The Siemens Desiro HC RRX train, the Rhine-Ruhr Express, entered service in NRW, Germany, in December. 100 days later, it's a success.
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The German and Dutch tranport ministries have voiced their support for improvements to be made to the Amsterdam-Berlin rail link.
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Stadler Giruno high-speed train for the Gotthard is given its operating licence by the Swiss Federal Office of Transport. The client is SBB.
Deutsche Bahn participated in Earth Hour, plunging its major office buildings in Berlin, Frankfurt and Essen into darkness for one hour.
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Deutsche Bahn and the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsbund (RMV) have teamed up with Berlin-based start-up HOLOPLOT. Their innovative audio solution is able to target sound ...
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