Local rail companies
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Five railway undertakings (RUs) are currently (as of the annual timetable 2022) transporting passengers on Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's rail network and covering a total of more than 17.8 million train kilometres per year. In addition, there are the bus routes and the tram services of the local public transport system. Detailed information on the individual companies can be found on the following websites.
Last updated: 22 March 2022
DB Regio AG
DB Regio AG is the largest rail transport provider in the state. In 2021, DB Regio AG operated the regional express routes RE1, RE3, RE4, RE5 and RE7 as well as the regional railway routes RB11, RB12, RB17, RB18, RB 23, RB24, RB25 and the urban routes 1,2 and 3. In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, DB Regio trains cover a total of around 13.6 million kilometres per year.
Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn GmbH (ODEG)
ODEG provides local rail passenger services in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on the regional train routes RB13, RB14, RB 15, RB19 as well as on the regional express routes RE2, RE9 and RE10. In total, it covers 3.9 million train kilometres a year in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on behalf of the state.
Mecklenburgische Bäderbahn Molli GmbH (MBB)
This route first opened in 1886 and the nostalgic "Molli" steam trains still travel along the 15.4-kilometre stretch between Bad Doberan via Heiligendamm to the Baltic resort of Kühlungsborn. The historic narrow-gauge railway with a gauge of 900 mm carries more than 585,000 passengers a year. A ride on the "Molli" steam trains is a unique experience.
Eisenbahn-Bau- und Betriebsgesellschaft Pressnitztalbahn mbH (PRESS)
Since 1895, the historic "Rasender Roland" has been plodding across Germany's largest island of Rügen at a leisurely top speed of 30 km/h. And it does so on an even narrower track than the "Molli" - 750 mm is wide enough. The narrow-gauge steam railway connects the traditional seaside resorts and is a romantic holiday experience, especially for visitors to the island. The "Rasender Roland" runs daily from Putbus via Binz, Sellin and Baabe to Göhren. During the season, it also stops at Lauterbach (Mole). In addition to the "Rasender Roland" miniature railway, PRESS also operates the normal gauge RB26 route from Bergen auf Rügen to Lauterbach Mole on behalf of the state.
HANSeatische Eisenbahn GmbH
operating on the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state network since 2014. As a subcontractor of ODEG, HANS operates the RB16 route from Neustrelitz to Mirow covering 94,000 train kilometres per year. Furthermore, in 2022 it won the transport contract on the RE27 route from Bergen auf Rügen to the Sassnitz ferry port (seasonal trial operation).