The company VBB

The VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg is the public transport authority covering the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg – the capital area of Germany. The VBB can trace back its roots as far as to the German Unification Contract in 1990. Feeling the necessity to reconnect Berlin to the surrounding Brandenburg and to create a high-quality public transport were the reasons for introducing the VBB as a common public transport authority.

The main tasks of VBB are the co-ordination of the services of around 40 public transport companies and their better connections, the introduction and development of a common fare system and the improvement and quality control of public transport services. Also the VBB assists the authorities in charge of public transport in planning, tendering and management of regional railway services.

The VBB stands for a customer-friendly integrated public transport service that handles the requirements of a metropolitan area like Berlin as well as it meets the interests of the rural communities in the countryside of Brandenburg.

Therefore the VBB is the co-ordinator, moderator and supplier of ideas for the executive bodies, public transportation operators and, ultimately, for the passengers in the region served by the association.

VBB is member of EMTA, European Metropolitan Transport Authorities and of UITP, International Association of Public Transport.

Facts and figures

All information you can find in the current VBB network report, which you can also download here.

We have summarized below the major figures:

 

Train kilometres in regional traffic (2013 in million km)

Berlin

6.3

Brandenburg

30.6

Berlin / Brandenburg (total)

36.9

Train kilometres S-Bahn (2013 in million km)

Berlin

29.4

Brandenburg

3.7

Berlin / Brandenburg (total)

33.1

Public transportation car kilometres in other public transport modes (2013 in million km)

Berlin

230.7

Brandenburg

87.1

Berlin / Brandenburg (total)

317.9

VBB Lines

 

Berlin

Brandenburg

VBB

Regional traffic

21

43

43

S-Bahn

15

11

15

Underground

10

0

10

Tram

24

23

45

Bus

162

721

849

O-bus

0

2

2

Ferry

6

2

8

Inhabitants

Berlin

3 420 000

Brandenburg

2 450 000

Berlin / Brandenburg (Nov. 2013)

5 870 000

Surface

Berlin

892 km²

Brandenburg

29.484 km²

Berlin / Brandenburg (2013)

30.376 km²

Population density

Berlin

3 830 each km²

Brandenburg

83 each km²

Berlin / Brandenburg (total)

193 each km²

Transportation companies

Number of transportation companies:

40

Stops / stations

 

Berlin

Brandenburg

VBB

Regional and long-distance stations

21

341

362

S-Bahn stations

133

33

166

Underground stations

173

0

173

Total no. of stop areas

2 869

9 742

12 611

Length of the railway network

Length of the railway network:

 approx. 2.380 km

Number of passengers (2013)

Berlin / Brandenburg (daily)

3.62 million

Berlin / Brandenburg (total)

1 321 million

 

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