Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV or Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association) is one of the biggest transport associations in Germany. It was in May 1995 that it was established and one of Europe’s largest and most efficient transport associations set about its work. The RMV coordinates and organises regional bus and rail transport services across an area of around 14,000 square kilometres. T at’s around two-thirds of the area of the Federal State of Hesse.
Since the association was set up, more and more people have chosen to travel by RMV. Today, RMV transports a total of 808 million passengers a year. It therefore carries around 2,5 million passengers per workday and hence is a key contributor to the development of the Rhine/Main area as a pulsating metropolitan region.
One ticket, one fare, one timetable
At RMV, the rule is: one ticket, one fare, one timetable. Even when you change from one mode of transport to another, you still only need one ticket. The journey times are also coordinated wherever possible. In 1995, the RMV ticket replaced more than 100 different ticketing systems in the network area at one go. Agreements with neighbouring networks have also ensured that RMV’s borders are more permeable.
Improvement in quality and development of transport routes
The shareholders of the RMV – 26 districts and major cities as well as the state of Hesse – have been gradually expanding and improving transport services. By awarding transport services on the basis of Europe-wide tenders, key improvements have been made to the quality of the transport services on offer. This includes the use of modern, energy-saving and comfortable vehicles, the development of customer information systems, the further development of distribution channels, ongoing staff training and the continuous monitoring of the standard of quality on offer. The aim was - and still is - to improve quality for the general public at less cost while increasing the services on offer.
Here you can find out who the RMV shareholders are, who is on the Supervisory Board and how you can support RMV in its projects on the Passenger Advisory Board.
Travelling safely by bus and rail
For RMV, passenger safety is an important issue that resolutely drives us forward. Increased staff presence and technical surveillance equipment are core measures that are already in use and will be systematically expanded in future.