October 05, 2016

DB Regio wins back Hamburg - Cuxhaven service

Written by  Keith Fender
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DB Regio wins back Hamburg - Cuxhaven service Keith Fender

DB Regio will take over operation of the Hamburg - Stade - Cuxhaven regional route from Metronom in December 2018 following a tender organised by Lower Saxony transport authority LNVG. DB won the contract by offering a lower price than Metronom.

Services will continue to be operated using LNVG’s fleet of double deck coaches powered by class 246 Traxx-DE locomotives as this was a condition of the contract award. DB operated services on the route before Metronom took over in December 2007.

Metronom will continue to operate Bremen - Hamburg and Göttingen - Hannover - Uelzen - Hamburg services.

DB Regio has recently won a number of contracts where it must use a train fleet provided by the tendering authorities; it will take over Hamburg - Westerland (Sylt) services in December using the existing fleet.

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