Swiftly through the state

The annual train kilometres travelled in regional passenger transport have risen continuously in recent years, but the use of the service by passengers has remained almost the same over the same period. The VMV wants to change this with increased efforts.

The VMV's goal is to actively help shape the transport revolution and encourage as many people as possible to switch to public transport. To this end, rail transport should become even more attractive. We want to develop local public transport into a fully-fledged alternative to private transport in order to counteract the shift of traffic from rail to road even more. This includes the inclusion of all means of transport and an integrated service offer with coordinated timetables and tariffs.

Important steps in this direction are competition for the award of contracts and an increase in line speeds in line with demand, which is to be achieved by expanding the rail network.

Planning, organising and financing transport services - this is the mission of VMV. It involves a range of diverse and complex tasks that all have one thing in common: they serve to safeguard regional passenger transport in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

These include:

  • Concluding transport contracts
  • Traffic planning and ordering
  • Implementation of procurement procedures
  • Contract controlling and quality management
  • Interface management
  • Timetable information
  • Customer satisfaction analyses
  • Funding
  • Where-used list check
  • and public relations.

Ordered and collected

Contracts with the railway undertakings

The provision of public transport to meet the needs of the population is part of the so-called services of general interest. It is therefore the responsibility of the state to ensure public transport. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the state-owned transport company is responsible for ensuring SPNV.

One of the most important tasks of the VMV is therefore to purchase the transport services of the railway undertakings (RUs). Corresponding transport contracts are concluded between the state as purchaser and the RUs as service providers. Responsible tendering and conclusion of these contracts is one of the most important tasks of the VMV.

Scheduling with a signal effect

The best transfer options with the integrated regular-interval timetable

One of the most important goals in the design of public transport is to ensure a high level of mobility for the passenger. The frequent availability of the means of transport across a large area plays a major role in this. In order to ensure sufficient trains and well-coordinated arrival and departure times, the integrated regular-interval timetable was introduced in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and has been continuously improved. This serves as a planning template for the "Deutschlandtakt" (the German regular-interval timetable), which is envisaged by the federal government.

Especially in the "nodes", the interchange stations, the coordination of the timetables of different railway lines and operators is important. Only coherent links will guarantee the best possible transfer options for passengers.

Tender procedures (excluding local rail services)

On this page, VMV provides information about tender procedures not relating to local rail transport services.

No other VMV tender procedures are currently taking place.

2021, the VMV - Verkehrsgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (transport company of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) started a series of workshops on current public transport topics. To this end, it invited the state's transport companies, the municipal umbrella organisations, the counties and independent cities as well as the Ministry of Economics, Infrastructure, Tourism and Labour and the State Office for Road Construction and Transport.

The topics of the regularly held event are the federal and state political projects: €9 ticket, the introduction of a state-wide call bus system, the future senior citizens' ticket, the evaluation of the AzubiTicket MV, information on alternative drives and the introduction of a GästeCard in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Another focus of the workshops is the task of digitalisation in public transport, which is to be shouldered jointly. The joint projects are accompanied in depth in special working groups.

Your opinion counts

Have your say on the 2023 Roadmap

The extensive consultation with passengers as part of the preparation of the 2023 annual timetable has come to an end. The draft versions of the 2023 annual timetable are still available for inspection. Please note that the draft versions will not be updated.