Rail Market Overview
The German rail market is liberalising and offering good growth opportunities, with over 30 contracts coming up for bid in the next three years. The German rail market is also the largest in Europe, worth €19 billion, and within that the regional and urban market is worth around €9 billion. Contracts are awarded by regional Passenger Transport Authorities.
German rail contracts are typically much smaller in size than in the UK with a lower risk profile and generally lower capital requirements.
currently accessible German regional and urban market
- Our first two German rail franchises commenced operations in December 2015 for 15 years with two more commencing in December 2019 and December 2020 for 14 years and 13 years respectively
- Growth through further bid wins in Germany
- Liberalisation of Spanish rail market a future opportunity