Railways / Germany: Electric Multiple Units / Talent 2 (442)
The "Talent 2" is a multiple unit railcar manufactured by Bombardier. Although the name suggests it would be derivate of the Talent railcars (acronym for "Talbot leichter Nahverkehrs-Triebwagen" = Talbot light regional mutiple unit railcar), the Talent 2 vehicles are technically not related to those cars. The first unit of this class with a maximum speed of 160 km/h was presented in 2008, regarding its front end design it soon got the nickname "Hamsterbacke" (hamster cheek).
Public Transport / Scandinavia / Aarhus
The city of Aarhus (approx. 270,000 inhabitants) in the Danish region of Midtjylland maintained a metre-gauge tram network from 1904 to 1971. The construction of a new standard gauge tram was started in 2012. So-called tram trains provide direct connections to the surrounding area using two railway lines. The inner-city tram section was opened in December 2017, the first tram trains started operation in August 2018. The system called "Letbane" is operated by → Midttrafik, the transport company of the region.