When the timetable was changed in December 2017, VIAS GmbH took over the operation of Erft-Schwalm network (ESN) for 12 years. Hereby, VIAS prevailed in a European-scale tender Nahverkehr Rheinland (NVR) and Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) authority against other competitors. Annually, the service provided covers approximately 850,000 train-km of RB34 and RB39 lines between D├╝sseldorf, Neuss and Bedburg, as well as between M├Ânchengladbach and Dahlem. The services are performed by modern LINT41 units by manufacturer Alstom. The modern barrier-free units offer 120 seats and spacious toilet, as well as bicycle stands in a multifunctional area, AC facilities and power sockets