NatEx wins €1bn German rail contracts
National Express Group has signed two contracts worth a combined €1bn/£0.72bn to operate the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) service in Germany. The company had previously been named the preferred bidder for the contracts in June. They are two of the three contracts that cover RRX services, which operate between cities including Cologne, Dusseldorf and Dortmund, in Germany’s most populous region. Both contracts will run until December 2033 and once they are operational, the operator will carry approximately 30m passengers a year.