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VinnoMiR – innovative SPNV vehicles | TÜV Rheinland Author: ZVNL / Location: Grimma upper Bahnhof station

VinnoMiR - Preparation of the use of innovative SPNV vehicles in the Central German Territory

Together with the law firm Orth Kluth Rechtsanwälte PartG, we are supporting the ZVNL in its comprehensive investigation into the use of alternative drive systems in regional rail transport (SPNV) operations in the Central German Territory.

ClientSpecial Purpose Association for the Leipzig Public Transport Area (ZVNL)
InvolvedTÜV Rheinland InterTraffic GmbH, Law Firm Orth Kluth Rechtsanwälte PartG
Time frameImplementation in 2025
Project locationSaxony (Leipzig), Germany
Main servicesComprehensive investigation of the feasibility of an SPNV operation with innovative vehicles, taking into account the following aspects:
  • Analysis of legal, safety-specific and organizational aspects of the use of alternatively powered rail vehicles
  • Derivation and discussion of site-specific procurement methods
  • Integration of the current diesel line RB110 (KBs 506) into the S-Bahn network
  • Operation of the predominantly non-electrified line with trains and alternative drive trains (hydrogen or battery operation), instead of with the previous diesel multiple units


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