Information published on 18 July 2017 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 557.

Germany: DB Arriva wins 1.6 billion-euro contract to run rail services in the Netherlands

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Fresh success on European mainland
15-year contract awarded for “Northern Lines”
Includes cross-border services to Lower Saxony

(Berlin, 12 July 2017) DB Arriva will continue to operate regional rail services in the northern Netherlands for a further 15 years. Arriva (DB’s subsidiary for passenger services abroad) has won an open tender for Groningen and Friesland. The contract is worth 1.6 billion euros and includes cross-border services to Lower Saxony in Germany. DB Arriva has operated the “Northern Lines” since 2005, carrying approximately 11.7 million passengers yearly. The new contract runs from 2020 to 2035.

(Source: DB)