was been awarded Netz 1 - Lot 2 and Lot 3 of the Baden-Wurttemberg rail network, based in the south west of Germany.
We've worked in close partnership with Go-Ahead
throughout the development of this innovative technology and it's very exciting to move into the production phase.
chief executive David Brown said: "We are committed to operating in the rail market and are helping to shape the future of the industry through our involvement in the Government's review of rail franchising.
said rail profits will be broadly half last year's pounds 34.
chairman Sir Patrick Brown said: "We believe we are well-placed for the year ahead, whilst mindful of the current economic uncertainty.
If we had not been given the go-ahead
, we could not afford to put the extra seats in and, in addition, it would have also reduced our capacity by 4,000 or 5,000 spectators," said club chairman Peter Ridsdale
said its bus division, which operates more than 3,600 vehicles, was trading well, while it described the performance of rail over the past two months as "excellent".
has sought to cut costs, including shedding jobs, to counter an expected fall in passenger growth.
said passenger revenues were up 10% in Southern and London Midland and by 4%in Southeastern.
provides passenger transport services in the bus, rail and aviation sectors.
Keith Ludeman, Go-Ahead
chief executive, said: "This is good news for us.
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