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.