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Competition in Berlin-Brandenburg : Deutsche Bahn loses the most important line RE1

The Railways are supposed to lose, according to a media report from December 2022, the most important regional Express line RE1. The route should operate in future Odeg. This is the "Märkische Allgemeine" reported on Tuesday.

Previously, had already reported to the rail fans in an Internet forum about it. The newspaper cites an internal Letter from the train, in the staff for the award in the "network Elbe Spree" on the award will be informed. Accordingly, the railway has won two of the four Lots, Odeg the other two. Overall, it's about 28 million train-km per year - the Los 1 the RE1 is 6.4 million train-kilometres, is the largest. The railway has now won 2. This includes, in addition to the RE2 the airport Express (FEX), as well as the RB10 and RB14 (Nauen-Berlin). The RE2 Odeg drives so far.

As in until December 2022 current contract, the VBB was excluded in the Europe-wide invitation to tender that a bidder will win all of the individual lots. In the current invitation to tender States: "The network will be divided into reasonable Lots, in order to achieve a dispersion of economic and technical risks, as well as to support the competition."

As reported, wants to increase the VBB, the offer for commuters. The RE1 is to travel from December 2022 every 20 minutes with 600 seats per train. Currently, the RE1 between Brandenburg (Havel) and Frankfurt (Oder) leaves every 30 minutes. The new agreement has a term of 12 years. The supply grows by about 25 percent.

Changes in Berlin-Wannsee, Berlin-Spandau, and at BER

So also on the RE 7 (Dessau–Senftenberg) between Bad Belzig and Berlin-Wannsee, every hour, two trains, instead of a roll. Between Berlin and Nauen, there are hourly four instead of three trips.

The airport Express FEX between the Central station and BER must be provided by the operator of trains with more seats, drive - 300 became 550. The new lines RB 21 from Potsdam via Spandau to Gesundbrunnen, RB 32 of Oranienburg on the East and Ludwigsfelde for the BER.

The competition at the VBB had begun in December 2012. In this tender, the Odeg has won two RE-lines. The Start was very bumpy. Since the Odeg trains the authorisation was missing, had to be old, for city traffic with unsuitable wagons.

A train of Odeg on the Berlin city railway (symbol photo)photo: Jochen Brockmann

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