Topping out of the Maintenance Centre in Essingen

Go-Ahead’s preparations in Baden-Württemberg are underway and at full speed—all signals point to the municipality of Essingen, just outside Aalen. On November 8, 2018, Go-Ahead held a traditional topping out ceremony for the company’s first maintenance centre. Managing Director Hans-Peter Sienknecht and numerous company employees celebrated the occasion together with the contracted companies Benkelmann, Prinzing, ARGE Rossaro-Klenk, and Traub as …

Go-Ahead at the Stuttgart job fair

Stuttgart, 19.11.2018 – In its role as a regional employer Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg has once again been taking part in this year’s Stuttgart job fair. On 17th and 18th November visitors were able to discuss around 3,900 current career and job opportunities with more than 80 regional, national and international exhibitors in the Carl Benz Center exhibition hall. Alongside many interesting …

Contract signing: electric regional transport on the Munich – Memmingen – Lindau line is on its way

Memmingen, 13.11.2018 – Today, Go-Ahead and the contracting organisations from Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg signed the transport contract for the operation of the Munich – Memmingen – Lindau regional line as of December 2021. The celebratory signing took place in Memmingen’s town hall. The Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft [Bavarian Railway Company] and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport had already awarded the contract for …

Roll-in: FLIRT arrives in Baden-Württemberg

Aalen, 12.11.2018 – With around 120 guests and in the presence of the Baden-Württemberg Transport Minister, Winfried Hermann MdL, the Mayor of the City of Aalen, Thilo Rentschler, and the District Commissioner of Ostalbkreis, Klaus Pavel, Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg are celebrating the arrival of the first FLIRT regional transport railcar for Baden-Württemberg. In the last two years Go-Ahead has ordered 66 …

Go-Ahead wins first rail contract to be awarded in Norway

OSLO, NORWAY– 17.10.2018 – The Go-Ahead Group (GOG) is pleased to have been awarded the Oslo South package by the Norwegian authorities and the Norwegian Railway Directorate, the first rail contract to be let by the country. The contract includes services in Sørlandsbanen, Arendalsbanen, and Jærbanen in close cooperation with the Kolumbus public transport company, covering a mixture of long-distance …

Fresh Start with a Great Outlook: 1st customer service training course from 1 October 2018

Stuttgart, 01.10.2018 – Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH launches its first training course for customer service representatives in Stuttgart on 1 October. 15 participants have already been confirmed for the course! Additional courses are planned for spring 2019. The course features a training programme with a focus on topics such as an introduction to rail transport, transport organisations, vehicle technology, fares, service-oriented …

Stadler sign a supply contract with Go-Ahead for 22 FLIRT railcars at Innotrans

Berlin,  21.09.2018  – Go-Ahead has commissioned Stadler with the delivery of 22 electric FLIRT railcars for use on the Allgäu E network in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The contract with a low three-figure million euro order volume was made official at a ceremonial signing from Stefan Krispin, General Manager Go-Ahead Germany, and Ulf Braker, CEO Stadler Pankow in Berlin during the …

Go-Ahead to take part in the 1st Future Congress “Local Public Transport”

Stuttgart, 26.09.2018 – Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH will take part in the first Odenwälder ÖPNV [Local Public Transport] congress on Saturday 29 September 2018. Topics including electromobility, mobility in rural areas, and traffic through the ages will take centre stage during the 8-hour event at the district administration’s head office in Mosbach. The Minister for Transport in Baden-Württemberg and Member of …

Audit result confirms high quality of Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland

Berlin, 10.09.2018 – Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland has passed the quality management audit with flying colours. Go-Ahead’s quality management system aims to continually improve structures, processes and results across the entire company. The initial certification according to DIN ISO 9001 2015 was already carried out in 2016. The railway company obtained the certification according to the new quality standards from September …

Roll out of FLIRT to Baden-Württemberg

Velten, 05/09/2018 – Stadler and Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg, together with around 100 guests and in the presence of the new Swiss Ambassador to Germany, Paul Seger, and the Baden-Württemberg Transport Minister, Winfried Hermann MdL, are today celebrating the roll out of the first FLIRT regional transport railcar for Baden-Württemberg. In the last two years Go-Ahead has ordered 66 electric low-floor trains …

Go-Ahead wins the bid for the Allgäu Electric Network from Munich to Lindau

3.8.2018 – Go-Ahead wins the bid to operate the Munich – Buchloe – Memmingen – Kißlegg – Hergatz – Lindau route on the Allgäu Electric Network. Operation in terms of the 12-year contract will begin in December 2021. The Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft (Bavarian Railway Company) and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport are using the expansion and electrification of the Geltendorf – …

Great participation: New train driver qualification course for career changers starting in Stuttgart on 9 July

Stuttgart, 9.07.2018 – In Stuttgart on 9 July Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH is launching a new course for career changers who want to qualify as train drivers. Despite the best summer and holiday weather, there were more registrations than qualifying places. Up to 15 prospective train drivers can take part in each course. The next training courses begin on 3 September …

GDL and Go-Ahead sign forward-looking col-lective agreement

Berlin 05.07.2018 – In Berlin the Federal Chairman of the German train drivers’ union Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lomomotivführer (GDL), Claus Weselsky, and the Managing Director of Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH (GAVD), Stefan Krispin, reached consensus concerning the development of the collective agreement for Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland gmbH and Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH. The companies deliberately approached the GDL during the period in …

Go-Ahead in the pedestrian zones of Baden-Württemberg

12.015.2018 – As part of the career and training offensive for the acquisition of more employees for Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg, a promotional campaign took place in the region last Saturday, May 12 2018. From June 2019 Go-Ahead will take over operations in Baden-Württemberg on the Stuttgart railway network (sub-networks Franken – Enz and Rems – Fils) and the Murrbahn network as …

New train driver qualification course for career changers starting in Stuttgart on 9 July

Stuttgart, 14.05.2018 – In Stuttgart on 9 July Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH is launching a new course for career changers who want to qualify as train drivers. From June 2019 Go-Ahead will take over operations in Baden-Württemberg on the Stuttgart railway network and the Murrbahn network as of December 2019. With its latest-generation, wheelchair-accessible trains that run on an appealing and reliable schedule, …

A festive Sunday in Lauda: Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg wished a happy 150th birthday to the Tauberbahn and presented the future in a vintage dining car

Stuttgart, 04.05.2018 – For more than 150 years the Tauberbahn has been one of the most important modes of transport running through the cultural landscape of the present-day Main-Tauber-Kreis. This anniversary was celebrated on 6 May at the train station in Lauda. Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg congratulated the historic Tauberbahn and presented itself as an attractive new employer for the region at …

New train driver qualification course for career changers starting in Stuttgart on 4 June

Stuttgart, 26.04.2018 – In Stuttgart on 4 June Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH is launching a new course for career changers who want to qualify as train drivers. From June 2019 Go-Ahead will take over operations in Baden-Württemberg on the Stuttgart railway network and the Murrbahn network as of December 2019. With its latest-generation, wheelchair-accessible trains that run on an appealing and reliable schedule, Go-Ahead …

Go-Ahead successfully continues with training for train drivers

Stuttgart, 17.04.2018 – in Lauda yesterday Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH began what is already its eighth training course for the train driver traineeship. The entire training process is divided into two stages and comprises a theoretical and practical part. It lasts for approximately ten months and is run by the training provider MEV Eisenbahn-Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH. After passing the exam, the participants are …

Ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for the Go-Ahead maintenance centre in Essingen

Berlin/Essingen, 16 March 2018 – On 14 April 2018 Go-Ahead, as building contractor, together with other project participants, as well in the presence of the State Minister for Transportation, Mr. Winfried Hermann, the Administrative Head of the Ostalbkreis District, Mr. Klaus Pavel, and the Mayor of Essingen, Wolfgang Hofer, laid the foundation stone for the new maintenance centre in Essingen, just outside Aalen. …

Going into service: Go-Ahead’s first Flirt 3 trains are coming to life

Berlin/Stuttgart, 23 March 2018 – From today, preparations are underway to get Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg’s first trains, built by Stadler Pankow, ready to hit the track. As part of the process of launching operations, the final steps will be carried out to get the fully-assembled rail vehicle ready for service. This involves such steps as the loading of software and the …

Go-Ahead and “Agentur für Arbeit Tauberbischofsheim” host applicant day

Berlin/Stuttgart, 20.03.2018 – Today, the Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH hosts an applicant day in cooperation with the Tauberbischofsheim employment agency for career changers and young professionals to train as train drivers. The five-hour information event is yet another element of the training offensive from Go-Ahead and is a part of the cooperation agreement with the Baden-Württemberg regional office of the Federal …

Female Transport Designer Innovation Prize – Allianz pro Schiene is looking for creative women in the railway industry

Berlin, 1 March 2018 – In September 2018, the German Pro-Rail Alliance (Allianz pro Schiene) will be awarding the Female Transport Designer Innovation Prize for the first time. Creative women from the railway industry who are reinventing mobility as we speak can be nominated until 30 June. The invention – conceived individually or as a team – might be one …

Go-Ahead joins up with mobileeee – in tune with the times with sustainable electromobility

Berlin, 21.02.2018 – Today, at the offices of mobileeee, the Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland became a new, additional partner. Go-Ahead is acquiring a 10% stake in mobileeee Betriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. “mobileeee offers mobility with a clean conscience: environmentally friendly, quiet and with zero local-emissions, less demanding of space, economically attractive, and with cutting-edge technology which is equally enjoyable whether …

Contract signing: Go-Ahead will operate the 'Murrbahn' as of December 2019

New trains on the line between Stuttgart and Nuremberg Stuttgart, 16.02.2018 – On Friday 16 February 2018, Baden-Württemberg’s Federal Minister of Transport Winfried Hermann MdL, Stefan Krispin, Managing Director of Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH, and Thomas Prechtl, General Director of the Bavarian Railways Company (BEG), signed the transport contracts for the future regional rail transport (SPNV) on the Stuttgart–Nuremberg line …

Go-Ahead successfully continues with training for train drivers

Stuttgart, 29.01.2018 – Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH will begin its seventh training course for the train driver traineeship a week from today, on 5 February. The entire training is divided into two stages and comprises a theoretical and practical part. It lasts for around ten months and is run by the training provider MEV Eisenbahn-Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH. After passing the exam, the …

Go-Ahead obtains building permission for a maintenance centre in Essingen

22.12.2017 – A new construction will soon spring up at the Essingen train station. Heralding the beginning of the implementation phase, the building permission for the new construction of a train maintenance facility for Go-Ahead in Baden-Württemberg has been granted. With two lines on Stuttgart network 1 and the Murrbahn (network 3a), Go-Ahead will generate a future total of 10 …

Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg and GDL sign collective agreement

14.12.2017 – The CEO of Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH Stefan Krispin, the Managing Director of Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH Dr. Peter Raue and the consultant from the tariff department at the GDL (German Train Drivers’ Union) Lars Jedinat, have officially signed the agreement to transfer the four collective agreements of Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland to Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg with retroactive affect from 01.07.2017. This …

Go-Ahead successfully continues its initial and continuing training offensive

Berlin, 27.11.2017 – Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH will be taking over operations on the Franken-Enz and Rems-Fils lines, as well on the “Murrbahn” network, in the Stuttgart rail network as of 2019. This is why today in Karlsruhe the company is already starting its sixth training course for the train driver traineeship. The training is certified by AZAV (the German …

Dr. Hans-Peter Sienknecht becomes Go-Ahead’s new Commercial Director in Baden-Württemberg

3.11.2017 – On 1 November 2017 Dr. Hans-Peter Sienknecht (61) took up the position of Go-Ahead’s Commercial Director in Baden-Württemberg. From 2019 Go-Ahead is responsible for rail transport operations on Stuttgart’s Netz 1 and Murrbahn lines. Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg will navigate approximately nine million train kilometres for its customers between Stuttgart, Würzburg, Crailsheim, Karlsruhe, Ulm and Nuremberg. Dr. Hans-Peter Sienknecht, an …

Personnel Transfer in the Stuttgart Network – Takeover by Go-Ahead

Stuttgart, 1.11.2017 Dear DB employees and, we hope, future colleagues, With the commencement of the personnel transfer process in the Stuttgart Network (Lots 2 and 3) you are facing an important decision in your career, which will of course also have significant effects on your personal environment. From 2019 we, Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg, will be using cutting-edge technology to get our …

For its operational start in Germany, Go-Ahead is looking forward to cooperating with ETC – Gauff Mobility Solutions

Berlin, 20.10.2017 – For the successful start of its operations in Germany, the Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH is placing emphasis on, among other things, innovative IT solutions for high-quality and reliable public transport. Go-Ahead is using the DatNet product for this purpose, and with its partner ETC – Gauff Mobility Solutions will create a company-wide data hub. From mid-2019 Go-Ahead …

Official opening: Go-Ahead Office in Stuttgart

Stuttgart, 20.10.2017 – in the presence of Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Transport Winfried Hermann, the new Go-Ahead office in the state capital was officially opened on 12 October. “That Go-Ahead is opening a branch in Stuttgart makes a clear statement. I’m looking forward to good and high-quality cooperation. With new trains bearing the state design, and a new operator from 2019, …

Think Ahead!: first issue of Go-Ahead’s mobility magazine

Berlin, 20.10.2017 – the first issue of Think Ahead! is out. Go-Ahead presented its own magazine to mark the opening of its Stuttgart Office on 12 October. Those who, like us, wish to ‘go ahead’, also have to think ahead. And because knowledge is the only resource that gets larger when it is shared, with Think Ahead! we would like …

Go-Ahead successfully continues its initial and continuing training offensive

Berlin, 19.9.2017 – Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH will be taking over operations in Stuttgart on the Franken-Enz and Rems-Fils lines, as well on the “Murrbahn” network as of 2019. This is why Go-Ahead already began their fifth training course for the train driver traineeship yesterday. The training is certified by AZAV (the German Accreditation and Authorization Ordinance for Employment Promotion) …

Stadler receives order from Go-Ahead for 11 FLIRT trains

Berlin, 07.09.17 – The contract was signed in Berlin on 6 September. Go-Ahead has commissioned Stadler with the delivery of 11 electric FLIRT railcars for use on the 3a “Murrbahn” Network in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Go-Ahead was once again able to come out on top in a Europe-wide tender. The electric railcars will be used on the Stuttgart-Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental-Crailsheim-Nuremberg route …

Go-Ahead has won the bid for the 3A “Murrbahn” network from Stuttgart to Nuremberg

Berlin, 4.9.2017 – The Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland has won the bid to operate the Stuttgart-Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental-Crailsheim-Nuremberg route on the 3A network in the states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport announced this today. Operation in terms of the 13-year contract will begin in December 2019. “We are delighted to be able to run another network in Germany …

Go-Ahead Bahn & Bus and DB Vertrieb agree contract on new ticket machines as of 2019

Berlin, 24.7.17 – The Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft has commissioned DB Vertrieb GmbH with the installation and day-to-day operations management of more than 100 ticket machines at railway stations that will be served by Go-Ahead as of June 2019 within the Stuttgart railway network. “We are delighted that our passengers will still be able to easily buy their tickets at familiar places …

The managing director of Kienbaum will be Head of Communications and HR at Go-Ahead Deutschland

Berlin, 29.6.17 – On the 1 July 2017, Erik Bethkenhagen (49) will transfer from Kienbaum to the German subsidiary of the British transport company Go-Ahead as the Head of Communication/HR and Marketing. He will be responsible in the future for all marketing and communication activities, as well as for Human Resources Management. Erik Bethkenhagen worked in staff and management consulting …

Go-Ahead receives approval for Network 3A “Murrbahn” from Stuttgart to Nuremberg

9.6.17 – The Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland is set to receive approval to operate on the routes Stuttgart – Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental – Crailsheim – Nuremberg in the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The start of operations for the 13-year contract is December 2019. With the invitation to tenders for the railway network, the Baden-Württemberg public transport authority Nahverkehersgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg and …

Peter Raue becomes Managing Director Baden-Württemberg for Go-Ahead

– 24.5.17 – Dr Peter Raue (48) will begin his role as Managing Director of Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg on 1 June 2017. From the new Go-Ahead offices in Stuttgart he is responsible for the mobilisation phase, the setting up of the workshop in Essingen, as well as rail transport operations on the lines of Stuttgart’s Rail Network 1 from June 2019. …

Go-Ahead successfully continues its initial and continuing training initiative

– 27.03.17 – In cooperation with the Heilbronn Employment Agency, the Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH is participating in the Heilbronn Jobs Fair on 12 April. This is the third participation at a jobs fair in cooperation with local agencies of the Baden-Württemberg Regional Office of the Federal Employment Agency. Participation at such events is a key component of the Go-Ahead …

Applicant day in Aalen – Go-Ahead introduces itself

22 March at the Aalen Employment Agency – 14.03.2017 – Go-Ahead and the Aalen Employment Agency are organising an applicant day in Aalen on 22 March. This event will be used to find suitable candidates for the train driver training. Anyone who applies to Go Ahead with the appropriate application documents by 17 March will get the opportunity to personally …

Applicant day in Heilbronn – Go-Ahead introduces itself

22 February at the Heilbronn Employment Agency – 13.02.2017 – The Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH and the Heilbronn Employment Agency are hosting another applicant day on 22 February in Heilbronn. This type of event helps us identify suitable applicants for train driver training. Potential candidates who send their application documents to Go-Ahead by 17 February 2017 will have the opportunity …

Go-Ahead hosts second applicant day in Karlsruhe

18.01.2017 – Today, the Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH hosted a second applicant day in cooperation with the Karlsruhe-Rastatt employment agency. The five-hour information event is yet another element of the training offensive from Go-Ahead and is a part of the cooperation agreement with the Baden-Württemberg regional office of the Federal Employment Agency. Go-Ahead is using this format to locate suitable …

Go-Ahead Info day on 23. Januar in Stuttgart

participate and contribute – Get on board as a train driver! 16.01.2017 – This is your invite to our info day for applicants on 23 January in Stuttgart. We’re looking for train drivers and lateral entrants for the occupation of train driver. Use this opportunity! If you send your application documents to us by 19 January, you will have the …

Go-Ahead and GDL sign collective agreement

Berlin,15 December 2016 – The Managing Director of Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH, Stefan Krispin, and Charles Hodgson, Federal Chairman of the Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivführer (GDL) [German Train Drivers’ Union], Claus Weselsky, as well as the Managing Director of the GDL tariff department, Thomas Gelling, have officially signed four collective agreements. These are the industry-wide collective agreement for train personnel (KoRa-ZugTV) …

Go-Ahead begins training programme

12.12.16 – In 2019, the Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH will be taking over operations on the Franken-Enz and Rems-Fils lines in the Stuttgart rail network. Therefore, as of today, Go-Ahead is starting the first training course for the train driver qualification. The training is certified by AZAV (the German Accreditation and Authorization Ordinance for Employment Promotion) and can be sponsored …

Go-Ahead and the Federal Employment Agency step up their collaboration

16.11.16 – With the newly-concluded cooperation agreement, Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH and the Baden-Württemberg regional office of the Federal Employment Agency are stepping up and strengthening their successful collaboration. As of 2019, Go-Ahead will be running the Karlsruhe-Stuttgart-Aalen, Würzburg-Stuttgart and Crailsheim-Stuttgart-Ulm lines in the Stuttgart rail network. To this end, they are looking for qualified train drivers and are also …

Go-Ahead goes all out with its training offensive

• Stand at the job fair in Stuttgart on 12 and 13 November • Further candidate open days planned with the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit) – 10.11.2016 – On 12 and 13 November, Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH will be making an appearance at the Carl Benz Center in Stuttgart with its own stand at the job fair. This …

Go-Ahead will operate in Baden-Württemberg from 2019 on

Berlin, 29.04.2016 – The Higher Regional Court in Karlsruhe ruled in last resort that Baden-Wurttemberg was right to assign lot 2 and 3 belonging to network 1 to Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH. This decision finally ends the bid process which started in 2015, because the decision cannot be appealed. Both lines with 3.7 train million kilometres (lot 2) and 4.4 …

Go-Ahead launches german website

Berlin, 03.03.2016 – Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland is now also present on the German-speaking web. At www.go-ahead-bahn.de Go-Ahead offers information on its services, history and self-conception as a leading rail service provider. “The new website is a further important step in the German local public transport market as well as in the dialogue with our customers and clients. Through our new web presence, …

Public transport in Stuttgart: Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland wins contract

Berlin, 17.11.2015 – By tendering large parts of the rail network, Baden-Württemberg wants to increase competition, and thus, significantly improve the local rail transport offer. The German rail company Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland and its English parent company The Go-Ahead Group have received the contract to operate lots b and c of network 1 from June 2019. The routes tendered by the Federal …