Go-Ahead begins running rail services in Baden-Wüttemberg
We are delighted to announce that Go-Ahead started operating rail services between Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Aalen today.
Customers will enjoy 28 brand new trains, running from the newly built depot in Essingen, offering free wifi, fully accessible carriages and flexible areas for people traveling with bikes or wheelchairs.
When the second stage of the contract commences in December 2019, Go-Ahead will run a total of 10 million train kilometres annually. Go-Ahead has a further three contracts going live in Germany over the next three years.
David Brown, Chief Executive of the Go-Ahead Group said “We are pleased to be carrying our first customers in Germany today, following four years of preparation. The teams both in the UK and Germany have worked hard to build a new depot, secure new trains and recruit the significant number of drivers to run these services.
We look forward to giving customers additional capacity and train frequency to help them get to work, education and leisure activities and to deliver the outstanding customer service and operational excellence that we are known for.”
Go-Ahead is a leading UK public transport operator, providing high quality services in the bus and rail sectors. Employing around 28,000 people across the country, over one billion passenger journeys are undertaken on our services each year. We are committed to operating our companies in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible way. In addition to the travelling public, our customers include the Department for Transport, Transport for London (TfL) and local authorities.