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  • The latest official statistics published by the British Office for Rail and Road (ORR) confirms that the open-access operator Grand Central once again topped the list of rail transport operators with the highest relative increase in passenger numbers between April 2022 and March 2023 (113% of passengers based on the same period in 2019).
  • In June 2023, DB Arriva in the Netherlands submitted an application to the authority for consumers and markets to start operating its first open-access international train service between the cities of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands and Paris/France. The proposed route will connect Groningen with Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Paris from June 2026 with a journey time of just over five hours.
  • In the Netherlands, DB Arriva started operating a second open-access night train between Groningen and Schiphol in January 2023. This followed the successful launch of the first open-access night train from Maastricht to Schiphol in December 2022.
  • DB Arriva Rail London (ARL) received a contract extension of (up to) two years as the partner chosen by Transport for London (TfL) for the London Overground network. ARL has been operating the network since November 2016, after signing a seven-and-a-half-year contract with TfL. Following the extension of the contract, ARL is expected to operate London Overground until May 2026.
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