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Thanks to support by Heuking, long-distance trains are including stops in Chemnitz again after 16 years

A Heuking team led by Ulf Christiani advised Mid-Saxony Transport Association Zweckverband Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen on public procurement law in the Europe-wide bidding procedure “Chemnitz supraregional transport connection.” The contract to provide transport services to connect the Chemnitz region to interregional rail transport was awarded to DB Fernverkehr AG.


Since 2006, Chemnitz had no longer been connected to Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance network. From June 12, 2022 on, Intercity 17 will serve the connection from Warnemünde and Berlin via Dresden to Chemnitz twice daily.

The train connection’s operating costs of some EUR 2.5 million annually will be financed by the Saxon State Ministry of Economics, Labor, and Transport. The contract will run until December 2028, with an option for annual extension until June 2037.

Mid-Saxony Transport Association is a special-purpose association for local public rail transport in the Chemnitz metropolitan area. The transport association covers the city of Chemnitz and the districts of Erzgebirgskreis, Zwickau, and Mittelsachsen with a total population of 1.23 million.

A subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn group for long-distance rail passenger services, DB Fernverkehr AG provides national and international long-distance services. It operates Intercity-Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), EuroCity (EC), and EuroCity-Express (ECE) trains. DB Fernverkehr AG operates some 1,300 trains daily as well as a number of long-distance bus lines and the shipping service to Wangerooge.

Counsel to Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen:
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Ulf Christiani (Lead, Public Sector & Public Procurement)
Susanne Christine Monsig (Public Sector & Public Procurement), both Cologne

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