ON DECEMBER 9 Sachsen-Anhalt Transport Minister Karl-Heinz Daehre announced that the Land subsidiary Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH had selected Connex Regiobahn GmbH for a 12-year concession to operate regional services on the Nordharz network. The company will take over from DB Regio’s Südost business unit in December 2005.

The Nordharz concession covers routes radiating from Halberstadt to Magedeburg, Thale, Blankenburg, Halle and Vienenburg, plus the Halle - K