The Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (abbreviated VRR) is the public transport association covering the area of the Rhine-Ruhr conurbation in Germany. It was founded on 1 January 1980, and is Europe’s largest body of such kind, covering an area of some 5,000 km² with more than seven million inhabitants, spanning as far as Dorsten in the north, Dortmund in the east, Langenfeld in the south, and Mönchengladbach and the Dutch border in the west.
Total passengers transported
In 2004, roughly 1 billion trips were made by way of the VRR network.
Mode of transport
- in regional rail transit
- 11 S-Bahn lines (see: Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn)
- 15 RegionalExpress lines (see: List of regional railway lines in North Rhine-Westphalia)
- 24 RegionalBahn lines (see: List of regional railway lines in North Rhine-Westphalia)
- in local rail transit
- in bus transit
- 15,300 km of route network (bus, light rail, and train)
- 11,500 transit stops
Associated transport companies
Selected cities and parishes in the VRR area
- Rhine-Ruhr Stadtbahn
- Bochum Stadtbahn (BOGESTRA)
- Dortmund Stadtbahn
- Düsseldorf Stadtbahn (see also: Rheinbahn)
- Essen: Public Transport (incl. Essen Stadtbahn)
- "Verbundbericht 2012/2013 als Blätterkatalog" [Network Report 2012/2013 as a Page-by-page Catalog] (in German). Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR). p. 107. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
- "Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr - Homepage - Welcome to the VRR". Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR). Retrieved 2013-10-23.
Media related to Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr at Wikimedia Commons
- Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) - official site (English)
- Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) - official site (German)