GERMANY: The Länder of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein have announced their intention to directly award incumbent AKN a contract to continue to operate three local passenger routes for a further 10 years from May 1 2017.
The contract coverts three routes to the north of Hamburg:
- A1 Hamburg-Eidelstedt – Neumünster (64 km);
- A2 Norderstedt-Mitte – Ulzburg-Süd (8 km);
- A3 Elmshorn – Ulzburg-Süd (25 km)
The new contract would include provisions for a restructuring of the services as and when Hamburg S-Bahn route S21 is extended from Eidelstedt to Kaltenkirchen.