The Netz Elbe Spree (NES network provides regional rail services in Berlin and three surrounding federal states Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, and Sachsen-Anhalt. Under the tender there are four lots to provide rail services on 18 railway lines; 17 regional railway lines and the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) rail express (FEX) to the new airport.
The project is likely to reduce the use of private vehicles or at least contribute to maintaining the modal share of rail, thus contributing to more sustainable transport outcomes by reducing related negative transport externalities.
The project will, therefore, contribute to EU objectives and to the Bank's Climate Action objective. This project supports the development of competition in a sector with high barriers to entry.
If bi-mode trains are included in the scope then this project would fall under the Cleaner Transport Facility (CTF). The CTF was jointly launched by the Bank and the Commission in late 2016 as a vehicle to promote new, cleaner technology in transport.
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