National Express to run Nuremberg’s overground urban trains
12-year contract is first time German national rail company Deutsche Bahn has lost a big S-Bahn franchise
National Express has turned the tables on the Germans by winning a second significant rail contract in Deutsche Bahn’s heartland, the S-Bahn in Nuremberg.
While a host of UK rail franchises have long been won by European firms, including the German-owned Arriva, British train operators have struggled to make similar incursions on their territory. The 12-year contract to run Nuremberg’s overground urban trains appears to be the first time the German national rail company Deutsche Bahn has lost a major S-Bahn (city railway) franchise.
Source: Guardian Transport