Locomore Platform

Move Over Deutsche Bahn, a New Train is Rolling Into Town

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For years, Germans have had little choice in rail providers as Deutsche Bahn sits quite comfortably with over 5.5 million daily passengers and a 99-percent market share in long-distance train travel. Trying to go head to head with Deutsche Bahn would be a laughable attempt, but for Locomore, going after the train …

Sources: Locomore, DW, TreeHugger

Photos: Locomore

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Deutsche Bahn Station Passengers

Deutsche Bahn Implements New Closed-Door Policy for Trains Across Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced a new effort to make their passenger trains live up to the German reputation of punctuality, and it is willing to risk leaving a few passengers stranded on the platform to do so. Up until a few weeks ago, DB trains already closed their doors 10 seconds before the train …

Sources: Süddeutsche Zeitung

Photo: Casey Hugelfink [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Alstom Hydrogen Train

World’s First Hydrogen Passenger Train Coming to Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

During the Berlin InnoTrans trade show, France’ Alstom unveiled the Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train, and it is bound to make its home in Germany. As hydrogen stored in tanks mix with oxygen from the air, it produces enough energy to take the train on distances of …

Sources: AlstomFortune

Photo: Alstom

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Rail Segregating Women and Children? Not Quite

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When a regional train operator in Germany announced plans to create women and children only rail cars, it didn’t take long before social media and even the worldwide press started crying out and saying Germany was taking a step in the wrong direction by introducing segregation based on sex. But is …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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