The network, with a total of around 5.8 million train kilometers per year will be operated by Transdev under the Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn brand for 14.5 years from June 2016. The transportation authority will provide 29 new Alstom electric multiple units (EMU) for use on the network.
This latest success comes hard on the heels of a 10-year contract signed last March for the regional train service between Leipzig and Chemnitz involving 1.1 million train kilometers per year. With its Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn brand, Transdev is one of the leading railroad operators in Saxony.
A subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts and Veolia, Transdev is a world leader in mobility. Transdev guides and supports local transport authorities, from pre-project phase, to project support and development, to everyday operation of transport networks. With 83,000 employees in 20 countries, the group operates 41,000 vehicles and 22 light rail networks. In 2014, Transdev generated €6.6bn in turnover.