The contract covers a total of 2.14 million train-km per year on four routes:
R4 Kassel – Korbach
R39 Wabern – Bad Wildungen
R42/R55 Brilon Wald – Korbach – Frankenberg – Marburg, and
R43/R94 Marburg – Erndtebrück
The authorities say they expect tendering to begin in August.
All four routes are currently operated by DB Regio.