The contract covers inspection and maintenance of safety-critical components including wheelsets, bogies, and braking systems, and the work will be carried out at DB's Kassel depot.

DB says the value of the contract is "in the double-digit millions of Euros" and covers Alstom Lint and Bombardier Talent trains operated by Nord West Bahn, Bayerische Regiobahn, and Nord Ostsee Bahn.

Day-to-day servicing will continue to be carried out at the trains' home depots.