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1. A TransRegio train in Bacharach station
2. A TransRegio train as seen from the ship
Most German trains are still run by the former state railway "DB" meaning "Deutsche Bahn" (German Railway), which is now a "corporation" that is 100% owned by the German government.
But since the 1990s the government has been making sporadic half-hearted attempts to introduce a small amount of competition into the railroad system. Periodically various railroad companies can bid for the right to run certain trains on certain lines for a certain number of years. One result of this is that the local and regional trains on the left bank of the Rhine between Mainz and Cologne are now run by a company called the "trans regio Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH", which has the concession for the next fifteen years.
These TransRegio trains run roughly once an hour in each direction, but not at the same minute of each hour because this line is also heavily used by long distance passenger trains (run by DB) and by freight trains.
My impression of these TransRegio trains from the few times I have taken them is that they are clean, pleasant and punctual but quite crowded. Hopefully the company has or soon will have enough money to buy some more train units that they can couple together to make longer trains.
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