GERMANY: Transport authority VBB confirmed Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn Betriebsgesellschaft mbH as the winner of two contracts for the operation of Netz Ostbrandenburg passenger services east of Berlin on February 12.
Contract 1 starts in December 2014, and covers the operation of 2·16 million train-km/year using Regio-Shuttle RS1 diesel railcars.
Contract 2 starts a year later in December 2015, and covers 2·70 million train-km/year using Talent 1 and Pesa Link diesel multiple-units. Both contracts end at the same time in December 2024.
Final award of the contracts had been delayed by three months while a losing bidder submitted an unsuccessful challeng
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|RB35||Fürstenwalde (Spree) - Bad Saarow||ODEG|
|RB36||(Berlin -) Königs Wusterhausen - Beeskow - Frankfurt (Oder)||ODEG|
|RB60||Eberswalde - Frankfurt (Oder)||ODEG|
|RB61||(Prenzlau -) Angermünde - Schwedt||DB Regio|
|RB63||Eberswalde - Joachimsthal||ODEG|
|RB12||Berlin - Templin||DB Regio|
|RB25||Berlin - Werneuchen||ODEG|
|RB26||Berlin - Küstrin-Kiez - (Kostrzyn)||NEB|
|RB54||Berlin - Löwenberg - Rheinsberg||DB Regio|