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British take on the Fugger-Express

The Deutsche Bahn loses one of the major regional lines in the state: By 2022, the Go-Ahead to ride-group of the route Munich-Augsburg-Ulm.

The Deutsche Bahn (DB) will lose at the end of 2022, the passengers have strong route from Munich via Augsburg and Ulm to a British competitor. As the Bavarian railway company (BEG) announced on Tuesday, the German subsidiary of Go-Ahead group, the contract for the route. Thus, the routes from Augsburg to go about Donauwörth to Aalen in Baden-Württemberg, as well as to Treuchtlingen and Würzburg to Go-Ahead.

so Far, the DB supports the "Fugger-Express". In particular, due to the large number of Commuters between Augsburg and Munich, is of great importance in the Bavarian railway transport to the regional route. The DB will accept the decision of the state railway company. "We will appeal against this decision no appeal", a spokesman said. In the past, there was regular criticism of the "Fugger-Express", among other things, by the passenger Association, Pro Bahn. Especially in the rush hour the trains are crowded often so that the passengers have to stand. In addition, it often leads to delays, also because the regional trains are sometimes ICE-trains pass, and that's why wait

Go-Ahead will now operate the routes for a period of twelve years. The British group will take over in 2019 for the first time regional routes in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Starting in 2021, the German subsidiary will also operate the newly electrified allgäu rail network between Munich and Lindau.

in Parallel, has decided to BEG that the second track pack, the Augsburg-based networks will be operated by the Bayerische regiobahn. It is the Connections between Augsburg and Ingolstadt and Augsburg in the direction of the Ammer lake and on to Weilheim and Schongau. Previously, the BEG, the Bayerische oberlandbahn (BOB) had given the contract for the routes Freilassing-Bad Reichenhall-Berchtesgaden and Traunstein-Ruhpolding. BOB and Regiobahn both belong to the Berlin-based Transdev-group.

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