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Bayern Land railway agency BEG has selected Agilis for a contract to operate regional passenger services in Oberfranken for 12 years from December 2023.
The contract will bring together all diesel-worked services in the region, most of which are currently operated by Agilis with some by Länderbahn and Erfurter Bahn. These are:
The planned services will total 5·4 million train-km/year, an 8% increase on current levels, with hourly trains every day on most routes, operations later into the evening and new stations planned at Hof Mitte, Coburg-Beiersdorf, Forchheim-Nord and Bamberg-Süd.
The selection of Agils was announced by BEG on September 29, with formal award of the contract subject to the 10-day regulatory standstill period.
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
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