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Old September 16th, 2015, 03:51 PM   #241
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München orders more Avenio trams

München utility body SWM has selected Siemens as preferred bidder to supply 22 low-floor trams. The €70m contract is to be signed following a 10-day standstill period.

Starting in mid-2017, Siemens is to deliver nine two-section, nine three-section and four four-section Avenio trams. Operator MVG envisages that on weekdays a two- and three-section tram will run coupled together to increase capacity on routes 20 and 21. The 48 m long coupled pairs would be the longest in service in München to date.

This would free up the existing eight Avenios ordered in 2012, Stadler Variobahn and Type R3.3 trams, which would operate services on routes 16 and 17 together with the new four-section Avenios. The 13 smaller Type R2.2 trams would then be taken out of service and be used for spare parts for the remaining 55 Type R2.2 vehicles.

The order also includes three tranches of options for up to 124 additional two- to five-section cars. These can be called off in 2018-28 and are worth up to €300m.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 09:04 PM   #242
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I know it's been said before, but the people of Munich should be grateful for the mass transit system they have, even if it's not perfect. It is quite f*cking impressive given the size of the urban area. Many cities, especially those in North America would kill to have system like Munich. Look at numbers for example. The urban area I live in is slightly bigger than Munich's(2.7 million for Baltimore vs 2.6 million in Munich), but the regional public transit agency only carriers over 390,000 people while Munich's carries over 2.3 million per day using the latest figures. Not to mention that Munich's system still sees expansions and other plans for improvements while mine's are just pipe dreams.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 02:01 PM   #243
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There are quite good trains in Munich. They are look quite wide and, maybe, fast. But in my opinion Berlin's trains are little better ( at least for beaty).
P.S. Undegroud trains in Munich look better then in Hamburg (but Hamburg is bigger)
All main german cities have very good public transport but in my opinion Munich has the best one.
The Munich U+S-bahn network is very well developed for a medium-size city. It covers the whole area of the city (in Hamburg and, specially, in Berlin there are no covered areas).
Trains and stations in Munich look more modern that in other cities. For example, in Munich, unlike Berlin and Hamburg, all U-bahn stations, and almost all S-bahn stations are adapted for disabled people. Also Munich trams and bus are modern and comfortable.
Definitely I love Munich public transport!
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Old October 1st, 2015, 02:25 PM   #244
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You're not alone. It's my favourite European city for transportation.
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Old October 1st, 2015, 04:48 PM   #245
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All main german cities have very good public transport but in my opinion Munich has the best one.
The Munich U+S-bahn network is very well developed for a medium-size city. It covers the whole area of the city (in Hamburg and, specially, in Berlin there are no covered areas).
Trains and stations in Munich look more modern that in other cities. For example, in Munich, unlike Berlin and Hamburg, all U-bahn stations, and almost all S-bahn stations are adapted for disabled people. Also Munich trams and bus are modern and comfortable.
Definitely I love Munich public transport!
Munich U-Bahn trains are the best they are the widest I have ever seen and very beautiful and comfortable, meanwhile in Hamburg or Berlin trains are very narrow and uncomfortable.

But Munich tram system is very small compared to the city size and trams are narrow only 2.30 in width.

For example Karlsruhe is the best tram city in Germany I think. Trams are wide 2.65mm and a huge Stadtbahn system.
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Old October 2nd, 2015, 02:20 AM   #246
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I know it's been said before, but the people of Munich should be grateful for the mass transit system they have, even if it's not perfect. It is quite f*cking impressive given the size of the urban area. Many cities, especially those in North America would kill to have system like Munich. Look at numbers for example. The urban area I live in is slightly bigger than Munich's(2.7 million for Baltimore vs 2.6 million in Munich), but the regional public transit agency only carriers over 390,000 people while Munich's carries over 2.3 million per day using the latest figures. Not to mention that Munich's system still sees expansions and other plans for improvements while mine's are just pipe dreams.
Expectations rise with investments. München has probably invested in its PT network many times over of what Baltimore has done of recent decades. Therefore one can expect a whole lot more from München in this regard.

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The Munich U+S-bahn network is very well developed for a medium-size city. It covers the whole area of the city (in Hamburg and, specially, in Berlin there are no covered areas).
That's not quite true. When ever I look for hotel rooms in München I always catch myself actively avoiding areas which aren't served by metro. The S-Bahn of München is still a work in progress. The branches off the trunk route in the centre are still not served frequently enough to provide the same level of service which the metro does.
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Munich Underground in the autumn on elevated tracks:

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I happened to be in Munich on the 06/12/15 when the MVG Museum had an open day. The pics aren't great quality but I hope you enjoy them.







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Old February 1st, 2016, 02:23 PM   #251
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Chaos in Munich

The comuter railways of Munich partially closed in the morning rush hour due to a catenary damage at the Rosenheimer Platz. Accordingly, there had been smoke at the station so the fire alarm went off.





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Old February 3rd, 2016, 04:25 PM   #252
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Bayern announces München S-Bahn tendering plan
03 Feb 2016



GERMANY: Bayern railway authority BEG set out details of a three-phase plan to tender the operation of München S-Bahn services on February 3.

The strategy is designed to reflect the need to manage major investment projects over the next decade, as well as the scale and complexity of the 434 km network, which carries 840 000 passengers/day and combines a core route with a peak service of 30 trains/direction/h with single-track branches and tracks shared by other operators.

BEG has decided that when DB Regio’s current operating contract ends in December 2017 it will be replaced with a two-year transitional agreement, which is seen as the only option because the existing fleet of around 250 EMUs belongs to the incumbent

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Old February 25th, 2016, 06:15 PM   #253
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München airport peoplemover completes test run
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GERMANY: A test run of an automated peoplemover between München airport Terminal 2 and a future satellite facility was carried out on February 23.

Bombardier has supplied 12 Innovia 300 vehicles under an €89m contract awarded in November 2011. The scope also includes supply of Cityflo 650 automatic train control, telecoms, power supplies, platform screen doors and CCTV, as well as nine years of operation and maintenance. Each car has capacity for 90 passengers

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Munich is already a fantastic little airport, but this improvement really helps. Good stuff! Would be nice to try it when I next fly through!
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Munich is already a fantastic little airport, but this improvement really helps. Good stuff! Would be nice to try it when I next fly through!
It's not that little is it? 40 million pax last year. From my personal experience one of the best (in Europe at least) too.
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Work starts on München tram extension
26 Feb 2016





GERMANY: A groundbreaking ceremony on February 26 marked the start of work on the Steinhausen extension of München’s tram network. Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter, MVG General Manager Herbert König and Managing Director of publishing business Süddeutsche Verlag Stefan Hilscher officially launched the work at the site of the future turning loop near the Süddeutsche Verlag office.

The 2·7 km extension would link Max-Weber-Platz U-Bahn station with Berg am Laim S-Bahn station, forming the eastern end of tram route 25. Between Max-Weber-Platz and Vogelweideplatz, 1·4 km of track existing track along Einsteinstraße, currently used as access to MVG's main tram depot, would be put into revenue service. In addition, 1·3 km of new track will be built between Vogelweideplatz and Hultschiner Straße

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München Airport peoplemover inaugurated
22 Apr 2016



GERMANY: The automated peoplemover between München airport Terminal 2 and a new section of the terminal was officially inaugurated on April 22, ahead of its entry into regular service on April 26.

Bombardier Transportation has supplied 12 Innovia 300 vehicles, Cityflo 650 automatic train control, telecoms, power supplies, platform screen doors and CCTV. The €89m contract awarded in November 2011 also includes nine years of operation and maintenance

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Sarcasm? Irony? MUC ist number 7 in Europe (31 worldwide) by PAX - 41,000,000 in 2015.
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Sarcasm? Irony? MUC ist number 7 in Europe (31 worldwide) by PAX - 41,000,000 in 2015.
No harm was intended at the comment at all, sorry if it seemed that way. Munich seems to have grown massively in fact as an airport and I'm quite shocked at how many passengers it handles now. It doesn't feel as large as other airports though, it still feels cosy enough! Some airports, like Heathrow, just feel like rabbit warrens and are rather impersonal by contrast.
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Second München S-Bahn tunnel approved
27 Apr 2016





GERMANY: The Federal Railway Authority has granted approval for the second S-Bahn tunnel in München to be built. The approval of the eastern section follows earlier approval of the remaining two sections.

The project is expected to cost around €3bn and is not yet financed. Opening could take place in 2025

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