Württembergische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft

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Württembergische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft
Headquarters Waiblingen, Germany
Owner Transdev Germany
Website www.weg-bahn.de
Hemmingen station on the Strohgäubahn
Schönbuchbahn RS1s at Böblingen
Strohgäubahn NE 81 at Hemmingen

The Württembergische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft ("Württemberg Railway Company") or WEG is a transport company in southwest Germany that operates railway lines and services. It is owned by Transdev Germany, itself a subsidiary of the Transdev group.[1]

Historically, WEG also operated bus services in the area of its rail services, and WEG branded buses still operate in these areas. However, since 2008 these services have been operated by Omnibus-Verkehr Ruoff GmbH, another subsidiary of Veolia Verkehr GmbH.[2]

Lines[edit]

WEG provides passenger train services on the following railway lines:[3]

WEG owns and maintains the infrastructure of the Strohgäubahn and the Tälesbahn, whilst on the Schönbuchbahn and Wieslauftalbahn it maintains the infrastructure and operates the trains on behalf of the Zweckverband Schönbuchbahn and the Zweckverbandes Verkehrsverband Wieslauftalbahn respectively. Additionally the WEG provides infrastructure maintenance services on the Roßbergbahn and the Schwäbische-Wald-Bahn, although it neither owns nor operates trains on these lines.[4][5]

Rolling stock[edit]

WEG uses a fleet of 26 single unit railcars. Of these, 14 are Stadler Regio-Shuttle RS1 units with a partial low floor, whilst the remaining 12 units are high floor NE 81 vehicles.[6]

The RS1 units are used on all of WEG's lines, with 6 allocated to the Schönbuchbahn, 4 to the Tälesbahn, 2 to the Strohgäubahn and 2 to the Wieslauftalbahn. The NE 81 units are used on the Strohgäubahn, with 8 units, and the Wieslauftalbahn, with 4 units.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 178. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  2. ^ "WEG (eine Marke der Omnibus-Verkehr Ruoff GmbH)" [WEG (a brand of Omnibus-Verkehr Ruoff GmbH)] (in German). Omnibus-Verkehr Ruoff GmbH. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Strecken" [Routes] (in German). Württembergische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Infrastruktur" [Infrastructure] (in German). Württembergische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  5. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 94. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  6. ^ a b "Fahrzeuge der WEG" [WEG fleet] (in German). Württembergische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 

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