Europe: Go-Ahead, Abellio and National Express take over German operating contracts

From Railway Gazette; June 11, 2019

GERMANY: A number of passenger services transferred to new operators on June 9, including routes in Baden-Württemberg which are the first in Germany to be managed by UK-based rail and bus group Go-Ahead.


In 2015 the Land of Baden-Württemberg selected Go-Ahead for the Stuttgart Netz 1 Lot 2 (also known as 1b or Rems–Fils) contract covering the operation of 3·7 million train-km/year on routes from Stuttgart to Crailsheim and Ulm from June 2019 until 2032, and the Netz 1 Lot 3 (1c, Franken-Enz) contract covering 4·4 million train-km/year on routes from Stuttgart to Aalen, Karlsruhe and Würzburg. Go-Ahead is taking over the services from DB Regio in phases in June and December.

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