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Dieselnetz Südwest contracts won by DB Regio and Netinera

07 Mar 2012

GERMANY: Rheinland-Pfalz Süd transport authority ZSPNV Süd has awarded DB Regio and Netinera two 22½-year contracts to operate Dieselnetzes Südwest passenger services.

The contract awarded to DB Regio runs from December 2015 and covers 3 million train-km/year using Lint 41 and 54 DMUs to be delivered by Alstom. DB Regio will operate the following routes: 

  • Neustadt - Bad Dürkheim - Grünstadt - Monsheim 
  • Frankenthal - Freinsheim - Grünstadt - Ramsen (Eiswoog) 
  • Worms - Alzey - Bingen 
  • Worms - Biblis 
  • Worms - Bensheim 
  • Weinheim - Fürth/Odenwald 

The second contract was awarded to Regentalbahn, part of FS subsidiary Netinera. It runs from December 2014, and covers 7 million train-km/year using Lint 54 and 81 DMUs on the following routes: 

  • Mainz - Alzey - Kirchheimbolanden 
  • Frankfurt - Mainz - Bad Kreuznach - Idar Oberstein - Saarbrücken 
  • Mainz - Bad Kreuznach - Kaiserslautern 
  • Mainz - Idar Oberstein - Baumholder/Türkismühle 

Regentalbahn will also operate a regional express service between Kaiserslautern, Rockenhausen, Bingen and Koblenz from December 2016, and passenger services are to be reinstated on the Heimbach - Baumholder line. 

  •  UniCredit Leasing has provided Netinera Deutschland with a €73·2m loan to fund the purchase of seven GTW and eight double-deck trainsets from Stadler for use around Berlin.