This network links to three stations that Go-Ahead will be serving from 2019 through its other contracts in Baden-Württemberg.
The contract will consist of 56 electric trains, which will run on a network of 7.4 million train kilometres per year.
Due to commence in 2023, the 12-year franchise is the fifth network that Go-Ahead’s Germany company, Go-Ahead Bus and Bahn, has been awarded and will extend the German business to approximately 20 million train kilometres per year. The other contracts start in 2019. and 2021.
Go-Ahead Chief Executive, David Brown, said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded a fifth regional route in Germany, especially as it connects with two of our other routes. This network complements our existing contracts in the region and builds on our desire to provide end-to-end journeys. Our growing local team continues to look for opportunities in the region as part of our strategy to build a long-term German transport business.”