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National Express wins double contract in Germany

National Express Group has been selected to operate two 15 year regional commuter rail contracts in Germany, serving cities including Cologne and Bonn.

National Express Group has been selected to operate two 15 year regional commuter rail contracts in Germany, serving cities including Cologne and Bonn.

The company will start operating the contract in December 2015, after first procuring 36 new electric trains on behalf of the local authorities. The contracts will generate revenues of around 1.6bn euros for the 15 years as a whole.

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Dean Finch, National Express Group Chief Executive said: "National Express is delighted to have been selected to run these two German commuter rail contracts. I'm particularly pleased that our success in running the UK's best performing franchise has been recognised by the German authorities. We look forward to maintaining these high standards and serving the people of North Rhine-Westphalia for many years to come."

The contracts are for a regional express service between Rheine-Munster-Cologne-Krefeld and a Bonn-Cologne-Wuppertal stopping service.

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