GERMANY: Mittelsachsen transport authority VMS has exercised an option to extend Freiberger Eisenbahn’s contact to operate local passenger services between Freiberg and Holzhau near the Czech border southwest of Dresden for a further five years from December 2019.

The agreement with the Rhenus Veniro subsidiary includes cost savings which will be used to fund the operation of an additional four return services per day on the branch line using FEG’s fleet of three ADtranz Regioshuttle RS railcars.