Langweid, 26.02.2020 – The ink is dry, the purchase contract signed: Rail transport company Go-Ahead has acquired a plot of land from the municipality of Langweid in order to construct a facility there for the maintenance of its trains. The purchase had already been approved by the municipal council. Director of the Department for Building and Planning Josef Stuhler signed at the notary’s office on behalf of Mayor Jürgen Gilg.
“We will create jobs there and I am very grateful for the support from the municipality of Langweid and the administrative district office of Augsburg. We are making great progress, and with this we’ve reached a milestone,” said Stefan Krispin, Managing Director of Go-Ahead, following the signing. “We foresee no major problems for the planning approval and intend to submit the necessary documents in the next days. We are really satisfied with the cooperation. After building permission has been granted, we will carry out a symbolic public ground-breaking ceremony — we hope to do this after summer.”
Go-Ahead Bayern belongs to the British transport group Go-Ahead plc., which provides transport services all over the world and transports almost a third of railway passengers in Great Britain. The Bavarian company is based in Augsburg and will, as of the end of 2021, operate regional train services from Munich via Memmingen to Lindau as commissioned by the Free State of Bavaria. From the end of 2022, the company will also take over train services on the Munich–Augsburg–Ulm and Augsburg–Donauwörth–Aalen/- Treuchtlingen–Würzburg lines.
For this purpose Go-Ahead purchased 78 electric railcars, which will be maintained at the facility in Langweid. Three tracks are planned for the train maintenance facility and the hall will be around 180 metres in length. The purchased plot of land belongs to the municipal area of Langweid. It is part of an industrial area close to the Gablingen train station and will be connected to the railway network from there by rail link. It is planned to employ up to 30 workers at the facility. All in all, Go-Ahead Bayern will create some 400 jobs. The company is investing around 30 million euros in the new train maintenance facility.
At home on the tracks.
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