[DE / Expert] Siemens Desiro HC and Mireo for Donau-Isar contract [updated]

The Bayern railway authority (Bayerische Eisenbahn­ge­sell­schaft – BEG) has announced the winner of the Donau-Isar contract. DB Regio will be the operator responsible for regional passenger services covered by the new contract:

  1. München – Landshut – Plattling – Passau (‘Donau-Isar-Express’);
  2. (Schwaigerloh –) München airport – Landshut – Regensburg (now: ‘Flugha­fen­express’ or ÜFEX);
  3. (München –) Freising – Moosburg – Landshut;
  4. München – Landshut – Plattling/Regensburg in peak hours;

This article was originally posted on 15.10.2020 – and updated on 01.02.2021 (new information added).

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