Confirmation of award of Rhine-Ruhr Express rail contracts
National Express Group PLC ("National Express" or the "Group"), is a leading international public transport group, operating bus, coach, rail and tram services across the UK, continental Europe, North Africa, North America and Bahrain.
National Express is pleased to announce that further to its statement on 16 June 2015, the local transport authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia have today confirmed the award of two contracts to run Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) services.
These contracts are for two of the three RRX services which operate between cities including Cologne, Dusseldorf and Dortmund, in Germany’s most populous region. The first of the contracts starts in December 2018 and the second in December 2020. Both will run until December 2033.
Together these two new contracts are expected to generate revenues of around €1 billion over their lifetimes.National Express’ services will carry approximately 30 million passengers a year.