Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft

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Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft
Headquarters Rheinstraße 8, Lahr, Germany
Key people
Hans Joachim Disch
Johannes Müller
Bernhard Strobel
Owner State of Baden-Württemberg
Number of employees
648
Website www.sweg.de
Mercedes-Benz Citaro in Kehl in May 2009

The Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (SWEG), in English language Southwest German Transport Company, from its former name, Südwestdeutsche Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft (SEG), is a transport company in southwest Germany that operates railway lines and bus services. It is 100% owned by the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.[1]

On 24 July 2017, a merger between SWEG and the Hohenzollerische Landesbahn (HzL) was approved by the Sigmaringen and Zollernalbkreis district authorities which each hold 14% stakes in HzL. The merger has already been approved by the state of Baden-Württemberg, which besides its ownership of SWEG also owns 72% of HzL. The merger is intended to take effect from the beginning of 2018.[2]

Railway services[edit]

SWEG directly owns and operates the following railway lines:

SWEG's wholly owned Ortenau S-Bahn subsidiary also operates services over lines owned by DB Netz AG in the vicinity of Offenburg. SWEG also has a 50% share-holding in the Breisgau S-Bahn, which operates similar services in the vicinity of Freiburg im Breisgau.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 179. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  2. ^ "Merger of Hohenzollerische Landesbahn and SWEG approved". Railway Gazette. 25 July 2017. Archived from the original on 26 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 102. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  4. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 110. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  5. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 93. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.

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