Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser

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EVB Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser GmbH
Logo EVB.svg
Head offices Bahnhofstraße 67
27404 Zeven
Transport association VBN / HVV
Employees 230 (2006)
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Rail network 261 km own lines
Bus network 17 lines
Coradia LINT 41 DMUs
Class 628 DMUs
various freight locomotives
80 Setra buses
Passengers (per year) 5 million
Source: Geschäftsbericht 2004

EVB Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser GmbH is a German railway and bus company offering passenger and freight services that is headquartered in Zeven and Bremervörde. The company was created in 1981 by the merger of the two companies Wilstedt-Zeven-Tostedter Eisenbahn GmbH (founded in 1912) and Bremervörde-Osterholzer Eisenbahn GmbH (founded in 1907).

Between 1991 and 1993, the company acquired further railway lines from the Deutsche Bundesbahn and merged with the Buxtehude-Harsefelder Eisenbahn in 1993, so that the total network length reached 285 km.

The company offers a passenger rail service between Bremerhaven and Hamburg via Bremervörde that carries one million passengers per year. It also operates seventeen bus lines with four million passengers per year as well as freight services between Bremerhaven, Bremen and Hamburg. Using rented Siemens Dispolok locomotives, it also operates freight trains to Southern Germany and has recently announced to acquire two new Eurorunner diesel locomotives. During the summer months, a heritage railway service between Bremervörde and Osterholz-Scharmbeck, called the Moorexpress, is in operation.

Stations served[edit]

The current (as of 2012) EVB passenger line leads from Bremerhaven Hbf via Bremervörde to Buxtehude.

The current stations are:

Stations beyond Buxtehude formerly served (until Dec 08, 2007):

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