Railways / Germany: Electric Multiple Units / Twindexx Vario & KISS (445)
Under the designation class 445, the Bombardier "Twindexx Vario" and Stadler "KISS" double-decker electric multiple units for regional service with a maximum speed of 160 km/h are combined. The Twindexx Vario are in operation in several regional networks of Deutsche Bahn since early 2018. The KISS trains (the german acronym stands for "comfortable, innovative, high-performance suburban train") in Germany have only been purchased by the East-German railway company ODEG until now, operating them around Berlin since 2013.
Public Transport / Austria, Switzerland / Vienna
The Austrian capital has the fifth-largest tramway network of the world with a length of approx. 180 km beside a U-Bahn (underground) network with five lines and approx. 75 km length. Four U-Bahn lines are operated with classic underground train cars and lateral live rail, one (line U6) with low floor cars and overhead wires. Operator of the tramway, underground and the municipal busses is → "Wiener Linien" (= Viennese lines). Additionaly, there's a interurban tram line to the city of Baden some 30 kilometres south of Vienna, which is operated by a full subsidary company (Wiener Lokalbahnen AG, abbrev. WLB)
Public Transport / France / Lyon
The city of Lyon has almost 500,000 inhabitants. Since the year 2000, Lyon has again a tram network, after the first tram was abandoned in 1957. Meanwhile, the system length is again over 60 kilometres. In 2010 an express tram to the airport Lyon-Saint Exupéry was inaugurated, which is about 20 kilometres outside the city. This line named "Rhônexpress" only stops at a few interchange stations. A special fare applies, the normal TCL tickets are not accepted. Since 1978, the city has also a Metro, a cog railway was integrated as line C into the network. The Metro has a system length of some 30 kilometres. Trams and metros as well as urban bus lines are operated by → TCL (Transports en Commun Lyonnais).