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German railway to operate separable commuter trains


Stadler Rail AG recently announced a German railway will begin operating its "Flirt" series commuter-rail trains northeast of Hesse next year.

Fourteen three-car and six four-car trains will operate between Kassel, Fulda, Bebra and Gottingen. The trains are designed to uncouple and re-couple several times during a trip. For example, a three-car train leaving Kassel would separate in Bebra, then reunite during the return trip.

Voith Turbo Scharfenberg will supply couplers for the trains.

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