Germany - Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser GmbH evb, Mittelweserbahn and Metronom

evb - Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser GmbH

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The Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser GmbH, evb, operates passenger and cargo traffic on the northwest corner of Germany and has over 280 km of its own tracks, namely the lines Bremerhaven–Bremervörde–Harsefeld–Buxtehude, Bremervörde–Osterholz-Scharmbeck Ost, Bremervörde–Rotenburg (Wümme), Bremervörde–Stade and Wilstedt–Zeven–Tostedt. They also operate buses. evb has 14 LINT railbuses and five older Br 628 railbuses from 1993 as well as 43 locomotives. evb bought in 2013 the majority stakes of Mittelweserbahn MWB, making it then the second largest private cargo rail operator in Germany.
Together with Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Osthannoversche Eisenbahnen OHE (now defunct) and the Bremer Straßenbahn AG, evb is part owner of the joint venture Metronom, which is a major player in regional rail passenger traffic around the city of Hamburg.

This is one of the Alstom LINT class 628 railbuses of evb. evb does not own these trains itself, but they are from the local state rail pool. That also explains the colouring of these trains, which is clearly the company colours of their previous user, the Transdev/Connex group.
Picture in Buxtehude 31.12.2009 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Another evb Alstom LINT, the VT 105 has just arrived at Buxtehude.
Photo from Buxtehude station 31.12.2009 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Class Br628 railbuses were almost exclusively bought by only the federal state DB, but evb was still one of the few private operators who also bought them. Here an old Br628 is replacing one of the new Alstom LINTs shown above. It was new year's eve and apparently evb did not want to use its newest and finest trains for bringing all the drunken people back home late at night.
Picture from Buxtehude station 31.12.2009 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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evb V1001, a licht shunter of the type MaK G 1203 built by Maschinenfabrik Kiel, doing shunting work at the harbour of Hamburg. The locomotive is still in the colours of Mittelweserbahn, which evb bought.
Picture by the Burkhardkai, Hamburg Hafen 21.9.2014 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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evb V1201 and V1202 are registered as class 1202 owned by "DE-MWB" or Mittelweserbahn, whose colours they still wear. In fact these both are ex-DDR made shunters of the ex-DB class Br 202.
Picture by the Burkhardkai, Hamburg Hafen 21.9.2014 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Another view of the evb V1201 and V1202.
Picture by the Burkhardkai, Hamburg Hafen 21.9.2014 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The strongest diesel of evb, this is the Siemens EuroRunner ER 20, class Br 223.
Picture at Hamburg Hafen 21.9.2014 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Metronom

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A Metronom regional train with Bombardier built double decker coaches and a Bombardier diesel TRAXX locomotive of the class 246 is approaching Buxtehude station.
Picture 31.12.2009 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The same train as above, now stopping at Buxtehude station.
Picture 31.12.2009 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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A Metronom electric locomotive of class Br 146, which is a Bombardier second generation TRAXX.
Picture 31.12.2009 at Hamburg Altona station by Ilkka Siissalo.

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The same class 146 TRAXX, ready to pull a Metronom train to Uelzen.
Picture 31.12.2009 at Hamburg Altona station by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Another Metronom Br 146 TRAXX pushing a doubledecker train towards Hamburg.
Picture from Winsen station 1.1.2010 by Ilkka Siissalo.

enno

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enno is a marketing trade name used by Metronom in their local traffic in the metropolitan area of the cities Hannover-Braunschweig-Göttingen and Wolfsburg. For this traffic Metronom uses electric multiple units of the type Alstom Coradia Continental Br 1440.
Picture of an enno Coradia Contnental Br1440 from Wolfsburg 17.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Another view of the same enno train as above.
Picture of an enno Coradia Contnental Br1440 from Wolfsburg 17.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.
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