BEG says ridership in the area has increased by 70% resulting in a 2 million increase in train-km per year. As a result, BEG wants to introduce a high-frequency train service in the Augsburg area and reopen the Stauden Line between Gesserthausen and Langenneufnach.\r\nThe networks will be divided into two lots. The Lot 1 concession, which will be for 12 years, is being tendered jointly by BEG and the Ministry of Transport of the German state of Baden-W\u00fcrttemberg, as some services operate into the state as far as Aalen and Ulm.\r\nLot 1 comprises two lines:\u2022 Ulm - Augsburg - Munich, and\u2022 W\u00fcrzburg - Treuchtlingen\/Aalen - Donauw\u00f6rth - Augsburg - Munich.\r\nLot 2 is located only in Bavaria with a total annual volume of 10.3 million train-km. The concession will be for nine years and comprises four lines:\u2022 Schongau - Weilheim - Geltendorf - Augsburg Oberhausen\u2022 Ingolstadt - Augsburg Oberhausen\u2022 Eichst\u00e4tt Stadt - Eichst\u00e4tt (- Ingolstadt), and\u2022 Langenneufnach - Gessertshausen (- Augsburg).\r\nThe concessions will be introduced in three stages. Stage 1 will start at the end of 2021 and includes the reopening of the Stauden Line. The Treuchtlingen - W\u00fcrzburg line will be transferred to the E-network. A two-hourly-interval timetable will be introduced which offers more through services.\r\nStage 2 will start when the Stuttgart - Ulm high speed line opens and the Stuttgart 21 project has been completed.Stage 3 will begin when the new S-Bahn cross-city line in Munich has been completed. This will see the introduction of a new 30-minute-interval regional S-Bahn service between Munich, Geltendorf and Buchloe.\r\nTrains must be able to operate at a minimum of 160km\/h for Lot 1 services and at 120km\/h for Lot 2 services, and they cannot be more than 10-years-old. BEG will facilitate the introduction of new rolling stock by giving financial guarantees and guaranteeing to pass the trains on to the next concession.