The waiting was worth it
The new city rail generation in Hanover started operations on Sunday 15. March 2015 on line 7 between "Misburg" and "Wettbergen". The first two TW 3000 started as two-coach trains from the final destination Misburg.
The other vehicles of type TW 3000, which will be delivered to Hanover in the coming weeks and months, should as well run on line 7, until all trains of this line run with the new city rails. Subsequently, the other TW 3000 types should run on line 3.
The ÜSTRA already presented the first new city rails more than a year ago in March 2014 to the public. But shortly before the start on scheduled lines, defects on various welding seams were detected, which had to be examined and subsequently improved in coordination with the technical regulatory authority, before the authorization could be granted. The now used TW 3000 types are free from defects and approved by the technical regulatory authority.
The new vehicle will shape the region in the next decades. The 25 metres long rails offer not only a particularly modern vehicle concept and a high degree of comfort, they fulfill high security requirements as well: For this reason, special crash elements were installed which offer greater protection if collisions occur.