National Express Rail has been awarded the contract to operate the German RE1 and RE11 Rhein-Ruhr-Express (RRX) lines up to 2033.
A transitional timetable for lines previously operated by Abellio ensures regional rail passenger services continue to function reliably.
Following ongoing financial problems, NS-subsidiary Abellio will cease operating in Germany, with concessions awarded to other operators.
Trenitalia, the passenger rail transportation company part of FS Italiane Group, has completed the acquisition of Essex and London train operator c2c from..
National Express Group PLC has reached an in principle agreement for Trenitalia, part of FS Italiane Group, to acquire the c2c rail franchise.