Railways / Germany: Electric Multiple Units / Class 425, 426
The class 425 are a class of up to 160 km/h fast, four-car units built by a consortium of Siemens, Bombardier and DWA for commuter train services of Deutsche Bahn. The almost identically classes 426 (two-car units) and 424 for the Hannover S-Bahn services were derived from the 425 series. In the years 1999 to 2008, a total of 332 trainsets (of which 43 of the class 426 and 40 of the class 424) were built. Although the trains look very similar to the S-Bahn EMU's of the → class 423, they have only a small number of common features.
Railways / Germany: Diesel Multiple Units / Pesa Link (632, 633)
The "Link" diesel multiple units have been produced by the Polish manufacturer Pesa since 2012. Due to their distinctive head shape they quickly became known under the nickname "Shark". The two-part version is designated as class 632 in Germany, the three-part version as class 633. In addition to Deutsche Bahn, the Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn also operates vehicles of this type. Outside Germany, they are also in service in the Czech Republic and in various regions of Poland.
Public Transport / Germany / Rostock
Rostock is the largest city in the German federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania) with about 200,000 inhabitants. Beside the capital Schwerin (which has only about half as much inhabitants), it is the only tram network in the federal state. The network has a route length of some 35 kilometres. Trams and city buses are operated by → RSAG (Rostocker Straßenbahn AG).
Public Transport / Germany / Erfurt
Erfurt, the capital the German federal state of Thuringia, has about 200,000 inhabitants. Its tram network has a system length of approx. 45 kilometres. Since most of the routes outside the inner city are running on segregated tracks, it is marketed as the 'Stadtbahn (= light rail) Erfurt'. The trams are operated by → EVAG (Erfurter Verkehrsbetriebe AG).
Public Transport / Austria, Switzerland / Vienna
The Austrian capital has the fifth-largest tramway network of the world with a length of approx. 180 km beside a U-Bahn (underground) network with five lines and approx. 75 km length. Four U-Bahn lines are operated with classic underground train cars and lateral live rail, one (line U6) with low floor cars and overhead wires. Operator of the tramway, underground and the municipal busses is → "Wiener Linien" (= Viennese lines). Additionaly, there's a interurban tram line to the city of Baden some 30 kilometres south of Vienna, which is operated by a full subsidary company (Wiener Lokalbahnen AG, abbrev. WLB)
Public Transport / Benelux / Amsterdam
Amsterdam has a tram network with a length of approximately 95 km and four metro (underground) lines which are running on a network of about 43 kilometres (as of 2016). A special feature is the operation of the line 51 which runs in sections of both networks. The vehicles are equipped with pantographs on the roof as well as pantographs at the bogies (for the power supply by live rail in the metro section). Operator of the tramway and metro system is the → GVB, what means "Gemeentevervoerbedrijf".