Railways / Germany: Electric Locomotives / Class 146
The class 146 is a 160 km/h locomotive series developed for regional Trains, which is derived from Bombardier's "Traxx" family and therefore technically related to the freight locomotives of the 145 and 185 series. 130 units have been built since 2001, since the end of 2015 locomotives of the 146 series are also in long-distance service with InterCity double-deck coaches (called "IC2" by the DB).
Railways / Germany: Diesel Multiple Units / Alstom Coradia A TER (641)
The class 641, often named "whale", is a type of railcar developed jointly for the German DB and the French SNCF, which was built between 1999 and 2004. While more than 300 units of the 29-metre-long vehicle were built for the SNCF, only 20 units were acquired by the DB.
Public Transport / Germany / Ulm
The city of Ulm (approx. 125,000 inhabitants), located in Baden-Württemberg directly on the border with Bavaria, has two tram lines. Until 2009, Ulm had only one tram route with a length of 5 kilometres, which was repeatedly threatened to be closed until the length of line 1 was almost doubled (10.2 kilometres) in March 2009 by the extension from Donauhalle to Böfingen. With the completion of Line 2 at the end of 2018, the network has again almost been doubled - to more than 19 kilometres. The trams are operated by → SWU (Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu-Ulm).
Public Transport / Austria, Switzerland / Basel
Basel has some 200,000 inhabitants and approx. 500,000 inclusive the surrounding countryside ("Baselbiet"). It is situated in the northwest of Switzerland directly at the German and French border. The tram network of the → BVB (Basler Verkehrsbetriebe) and → BLT (Baselland Transport) also passes to Germany and France. Altogether, the tram routes have a length of approx. 75 kilometres. The outer branches to Aesch, Dornach, Pratteln and Rodersdorf are dedicated as railways and are operated by the BLT. As a compensation for the BLT-kilometrage in the city with its yellow tramway cars on the lines 10, 11 and 17 the line 14 is operated by BVB with its green vehicles.