Bidding is expected to begin early next year for the contract, which covers the operation of 3.2 million train-km per year on six routes, including:

  • Pleinfeld – Gunzenhausen
  • Neustadt-an-der-Aisch – Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber/Markt Erlbach/Grafenberg/Simmelsdorf- Hütenbach/Neuhaus
  • Fürth – Cadolzburg
  • Wickelsgreuth – Windsbach, and
  • Roth – Hippoltstein

The contract will also include an option for the operation of services between Ansbach and Dinkelsbühl.