The dmus will be delivered next year for use on non-electrified lines
including Jüterbog - Berlin Wannsee and Rathenow - Brandenburg, which
ODEG will operate from December 2011. The emus will enter service a
year later on Stendal - Rathenow - Cottbus and Wismar - Wittenberge -
Ludwigsfelde regional express services.
Odeg is a joint venture between Hamburger Hochbahn subsidiary Benex and
Arriva subsidiary Prignitz Railway. The company was jointly-awarded the
Berlin-Brandenburg concession last year with German Rail (DB) after
Berlin-Brandenburg Transport Association (VBB) stipulated that no
single operator could win all 16 routes on offer.
DB has opted to use Bombardier Talent 2 emus for most of its routes,
which will include a new Berlin main station - BBI Airport service.
Upgraded double-deck coaches and electric locomotives will be used on
Magdeburg - Frankfurt/Oder services.
Photo: Dosto double-deck emu for Odeg