Facts & figures
How long is the rail and bus line network of the VVO? How many stops are there in the VVO area? How many kilometres do the buses and trains of the VVO travel per year? Questions upon questions that no one else can answer.
Area and population
The VVO serves an area of more than 4,800 sq. km. It stretches along both sides of the Elbe River from the Czech border in the south to the state border with Brandenburg in the north. The entire area has a population of 1.2 million.
Lines and stations
The Upper Elbe region has traditionally had one of the densest public transportation networks in Europe. For local rapid transit there are 3 S-Bahn (urban railway) lines, 21 regional lines and two narrow-gauge railways. The city and the regional public transportation systems are also above average. There are currently 208 regional bus lines, 12 tram lines, 66 city bus lines, 19 ferries and two mountain railways that regularly service the VVO area. Passengers can use a total of 3,800 train stations and other stops to get into and out of their chosen means of transport.
Vehicles and the transport network
The Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe uses more than 1,000 vehicles (buses, trams and trains). All together the buses and trains travel more than 75 million scheduled kilometres per year. The buses, trams and trains drive on a network that has a total length of almost 7,000 km.
Every year, the VVO books more than 8 million local passenger train kilometres.
The VVO carries 198 million passengers a year, of which more than 150 million travel with VVO network offers.
By the way: more than 5,000,000 timetable inquires are answered every month on the internet!