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    Reference: 20160203
    Release date: 24 May 2016

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    Investment into rolling stock and related infrastructure for local and regional public transport in Baden-Wuerttemberg. It involves network 4 (Rheintal serving cities such as Karlsruhe, Basel and Freiburg) and network 6b (S-Bahn Rhein-Neckar serving cities such as Mannheim, Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen).


    The project will improve the public transport service on network 4 Rheintal and on network 6b S-Bahn Rhein-Neckar. The project shall contribute to maintaining public transport competitiveness and attractiveness, thus preventing a modal shift towards private transport and improve commuting and mobility in the region.


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 262 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 525 million

    Environmental aspects

    The manufacture of the new train sets will take place in the manufacturer's plant and does not fall within the scope of the EIA Directive 2011/92/EU; therefore no EIA is required.
    Compliance with applicable EU directives will be checked as required according to the final scope.


    The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Directives 2004/18/EC and/or 2004/17/EC as well as Directives 89/665/EEC and 92/13/EEC) as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where required. The tenders have been published. Network 4 is published under 2015/S 221-403208, d.d. 14/11/2015 and Network 6b under 2015/S 189-343041, d.d. 30/09/2015..


    Signed - 12/10/2016


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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    Germany Transport