Lund – Malmö quadruple tracking contract
Prime Minister inaugurates Napoli Afragola station
ÖBB starts Pyhrnstrecke station upgrading
Weekly LCL service widens appeal of China-Europe rail route
Siemens to buy planning software company HaCon
Hupac orders eight multisystem locomotives
Montecargo privatisation cancelled
IONX and Ermewa agree telematics partnership
High-value chemicals travel from China to Europe by rail
DB Regio selected for Rhein-Neckar operating contract
Bayern railway agency BEG has awarded DB Regio the Donau-Isar contract covering the operation of a group of regional passenger services for 12 years from December 2024.
The contract is split into two phases, to enable a restructuring once the second cross-city S-Bahn tunnel through München opens at the end of 2028, and covers a number of services:
The first phase of the contract totals 5·3 million train-km/year, the second phase 4·9 million train-km/year.
A number of service improvements are planned, including earlier, later and more regular trains.
The tender specified the introduction of a new fleet of EMUs. DB Regio is to procure 25 four-car Siemens Moblity Desiro HC trains for the München – Passau and Freising – Landshut services, and six four-car Siemens Mireo EMUs for the airport express. All will feature wi-fi and power sockets.
‘Passengers will in future have an hourly service on all routes from early in the morning to late at night’, said Land transport minister Kerstin Schreyer on October 12. ‘We are making the offer even more attractive and making the decision to travel by train even easier.’
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2021 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.