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The VRS mobilises the region

The transport association Rhein-Sieg (VRS) mobilises the Cologne/Bonn region. For this reason, here in the southwest of North Rhine-Westphalia, nine rural and urban districts (Rhein-Erft, Euskirchen, Rhein-Sieg, Rheinisch-Bergisch, Oberbergisch, Cologne, Bonn, Leverkusen and Monheim) have merged to become one syndicated group.

Since its foundation in 1987 the VRS offers the following for the use of public transport:

  • uniform tickets
  • uniform tariffs
  • a coordinated timetable

Every day more than 1.4 million passengers travel within the VRS region. VRS customers can choose between 518 lines - of which 21 DB (German Railways) lines and 18 urban railway or tram lines. There are around 6,256 stops altogether. More and more motorists have discovered that by using public transport they can travel not only conveniently and securely, but also as fast as by car. They are using public transport not only when travelling to work, but also during their leisure time.

Facts & Figures at a glance

  • Area: 5.111 km²
  • Inhabitants: 3,3 million
  • VRS partner companies: 26
  • Number of lines: 518 of which: 21 DB (German Railways) regional lines , 18 urban railway and tram lines, 516 bus lines
  • Number of stops: 6,256
  • Passengers: More than 1.4 million every day (Over 500 million per year)