Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser
|EVB Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser GmbH|
|Head offices||Bahnhofstraße 67
|Transport association||VBN / HVV|
|Gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 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.
The current (as of 2012) EVB passenger line leads from Bremerhaven Hbf via Bremervörde to Buxtehude.
The current stations are:
- Bremerhaven Hbf (owned and operated by DB)
- Bremerhaven-Wulsdorf (DB station)
- Bremervörde (EVB depot and interchange to the Moorexpress)
- Buxtehude (DB station, connection to Hamburg S-Bahn)
Stations beyond Buxtehude formerly served (until Dec 08, 2007):
- Corporate home page (German)
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