Railways / Germany: Electric Multiple Units / ICE 3 - ICE 4 (403-407, 412)
A completely new development compared to the → predecessor series ICE 1 and ICE 2 was the ICE 3, which has been in use since 2000 and no longer had powerheads. Instead, there are traction motors mounted under the coaches. The ICE 3 series 407, which have been in use since 2014 and are labelled as "Velaro D" by the manufacturer, are mainly characterized by a significantly modified front. The ICE 4 is in service since 2017, which is another completely new development to replace the ICE 1 and 2 in the medium term.
Public Transport / Germany / Schwerin
The capital of the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania) has a relatively small tram network with a system length of approx. 20 kilometres. Unfortunately, the long intervals require a lot of patience - the trams run only every 15 to 30 minutes, on weekends partly even only every 60 minutes. The network is operated by → NVS (Nahverkehr Schwerin GmbH).