The new contract starts in December 2015 and covers Frankfurt/Hanau – Gross Umstadt – Eberbach, Darmstadt – Gross Umstadt – Erbach (Odenwald), and Darmstadt – Pfungstadt services, which are used by around 13,000 passengers per day.

Vias will continue to use its existing fleet of 26 Bombardier class 615 Itino DMUs, which are leased from RMV-owned Fahrzeugmanagement Region Frankfurt Rhein-Main (Fahma).

Established in 2005, Vias is jointly owned by Danish State Railways' (DSB) German subsidiary DSB Deutschland and German private operator Rurtalbahn.