From December this year, under a 12-year contract, Go-Ahead will operate six additional routes in Germany. These routes in the Munich area were previously operated by Deutsche Bahn. Railway Supply magazine writes about this with reference to Railway Technology.


The new network, serving 71 stations, will cover 7.6 million train-kilometres per year. To support the network, Go-Ahead delivered 56 Siemens trains with modern interiors, improved accessibility and additional seating for passengers on busy routes.

The fleet consists of double-decker Desiro HC (High Capacity) trains with 500 seats in standard class and 8 seats in first class. In addition, the two trains could be combined to offer a total of 1,076 seats on trips including those from Munich to Augsburg. The smaller Siemens Mireo trains are also part of the new fleet.

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Decorated in blue and white, the Go-Ahead trains have sockets and tables, as well as space for bicycles, prams and luggage. Wi-Fi will also be provided on trains starting next year.

In 2019, Go-Ahead began operating in Germany on the Baden-Württemberg route. Later last year it expanded services to Bavaria via Munich to Lindau. The German Go-Ahead business has over 1,000 employees.

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