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RE 13: Maas-Wupper-Express
Locale North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and Limburg, Netherlands
Operator(s) eurobahn
Line length 160 km (99 mi)
Operating speed 160 km/h (99 mph) (maximum)
Route number 485 (Venlo–Hagen)
455 (Wuppertal–Hamm)
Route map
0 Venlo
3 Netherlands / Germany border
5 Kaldenkirchen
9 Breyell
13 Boisheim
17 Dülken
23 Viersen
31 Mönchengladbach Hbf ICE, IC (reversal)
48 Neuss Hbf ICE, IC
59 Düsseldorf Hbf ICE, IC
79 Wuppertal-Vohwinkel
86 Wuppertal Hbf ICE, IC
89 Wuppertal-Barmen
91 Wuppertal-Oberbarmen
97 Schwelm
101 Ennepetal (Gevelsberg)
112 Hagen Hbf ICE, IC
126 Schwerte (Ruhr)
135 Holzwickede
142 Unna
151 Bönen
160 Hamm (Westf) ICE, IC
Source: German railway atlas[1]

The Maas-Wupper-Express (RE 13) is a Regional-Express service in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), running from the Dutch border town of Venlo to Hamm in Westphalia.


Together with the Wupper-Express (RE 4) and Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn line S 8, the Maas-Wupper-Express provides an east-west link between the lower Rhine of Germany and the eastern Ruhr.

It runs on the tracks of the Venlo–Viersen, Viersen-Mönchengladbach, Mönchengladbach–Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf–Wuppertal, Wuppertal–Hagen and Hagen–Hamm lines.

Trains running between Venlo and Hamm have to reverse in Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof, so the Maas-Wupper-Express is scheduled to spend nine minutes there on the way to Venlo and ten minutes towards Hamm.


Operator of the line is Eurobahn, a subsidiary of Keolis. Operations on this line and the Rhein-Emscher-Express are carried out using 4 four-carriage and 14 five-carriage Stadler FLIRT electrical multiple units with a top speed of 160 km/h rented from Angel Trains.[2] Services run every hour.

RE 13 in Venlo
New FLIRT train
RE 13 in Mönchengladbach


  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  2. ^ "Angel Trains: 18 Flirt für Keolis" (in German). Eurailpress. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 

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