Rail transport in Germany

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In Germany there are two companies offering long-distance trains: Deutsche Bahn (formerly state-owned company) and Connex (a new company offering some long-distance services esp. in the east).

  • The popular "Interregio-trains" have recently been abolished.
  • Regional rail traffic is organized and paid for by the Federal States. Trains are operated by the lowest bidder (usually private companies like Connex or regional companies), although several states have awarded long-term contracts to local DB Regio subsidiaries.

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