Capacity expansions in regional transport on April 1 in Berlin and Brandenburg.(Deutsche Bahn)

Sharply increased ridership lead to additional orders with DB Regio Northeast
Larger vehicles and more seats for maximum comfort – for the DB Regio North East has (VBB) made on behalf of the Transport Association Berlin-Brandenburg strong.

To April 1, 2019 there are 21 additional double-deck coaches and locomotives 4 used. So are three- and five-piece railcar type ET 442 (TALENT 2) free to full time strengthen the lines RE7 and RB13.

A total of approximately 1,000 seats in RB10, RB13 and RE7 are weekdays additionally available. Thus the states of Berlin and Brandenburg and the VBB react together with the railway company to the sharp increase in demand in Berlin and Brandenburg.

Says Dr. Joachim Trettin, Chairman of DB Regio AG, Regio northeast:

“We are very pleased that the states of Berlin and Brandenburg have taken our proposals for capacity expansion. In recent months, we have done everything to procure available vehicles from other regions. Our employees have customized in the workshops for the requirements of the network area. “

Brandenburg’s Infrastructure Minister Kathrin Schneider:

“With the additional features and larger cars we implement what we had announced in the national transport plan. Improve the short-term orders of about 2 million more train kilometers the offer for the passengers and are part of our campaign for more and better rail transport in the coming years. “

Berlin Transport Senator Regine Günther:

“I am very pleased that we achieve with these new offers rapid improvements, especially in rush hour. They are urgently needed in a growing city with growing numbers of commuters. “

VBB Managing Director Susanne Henckel:

“This additional traffic is an important step, relief for commuters in the often fullest to create. However, it must grow with the more to offer the infrastructure. With the planning project i2030 we create together with the states of Berlin and Brandenburg and DB for the conditions. “

Since April 2018, take the line RB13 of Wustermark to Berlin five-part drive vehicles of the type ET 442 (TALENT 2) with about 300 seats (instead of 160 seats). Other major capacity expansions now follow on April 1, 2019

RE 7 Dessau – Bad Belzig – Berlin – Wünsdorf Forest City
• Monday-Friday: all trips with 460 seats (instead of 300 seats)
• Additional double-decker with 459 seats
• Verdichterzug 6:22 from Bad Belzig – Berlin Schönefeld Airport:
new with 459 seats (instead of 320 seats)
• Monday-Thursday additional Verdichterzug against 16:30 Berlin Ostkreuz – Bad Belzig
• Additional excursion train on the weekend at 10.30 from Berlin,
17:08 from Bad Belzig

RB 10 Nauen – Berlin
• Consistent use of double-deck coaches
• increase capacity to 580 seats (instead of 460 places)
Fontane anniversary and Landesgartenschau
More travelers are expected this year in the Prignitz. From 18 April to 6 October 2019 the Garden Show (LAGA) will be held in Wittstock / Dosse. And already on 30 December 2018, the Fontane year launched the occasion of his 200th birthday. At the beginning of Fontane year, the states of Berlin and Brandenburg have ordered from DB Regio significantly more rides.

RE6 runs daily with all trains to and from Berlin
Gesundbrunnen (instead of individual trains in the rush hour)
RB55 also runs on weekends every hour (instead of every 2 hours)
• During the LAGA drives the RE6 between Neuruppin and West
Wittenberge hour (instead of every 2 hours)
RE6 offers during the LAGA additional late connections to 22 clock from Wittstock direction Wittenberge and Neuruppin (-Berlin)

DB159966 RE over the Rhine

Electric locomotive of the class 146 with Dosto from DB Regio as RE over the Rhine in Cologne.Copyright: Deutsche Bahn AG / Wofgang Klee. 

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