Erixx GmbH (stylized as erixx) is a private railway company operating regional train service in Lower Saxony and Bremen, northern Germany. It is wholly owned by Osthannoversche Eisenbahnen AG (OHE). Since 11 December 2011, Erixx operates on behalf of the public transport company of Lower Saxony (Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen - LNVG). The name is derived from Erica, the genus of heath plants, and "x", representing the Heidekreuz (heath cross), the services it operated over the Lüneburg Heath until 2021.

Erixx GmbH
Company typeGmbH
Number of locations
67 stations
Area served
HVV, GVH, VBN [de]
Key people
Wolfgang Kloppenburg
ServicesPassenger transportation
ParentOsthannoversche Eisenbahnen AG (OHE)
An Erixx train at Hannover Hauptbahnhof



Erixx operated routes RB37 and RB38 from December 2011 until December 2021, which together formed the Heidekreuz. They operated on the Heath Railway and Uelzen–Langwedel railway. From December 2014 until December 2029, Erixx will operate the RE10, RB32, RB42, RB43 and RB47 services in Lower Saxony. From December 2022 until December 2035, Erixx will also operate the RB76, RE83 and RB84 in Schleswig-Holstein.

Line Route Line name Rolling stock Commissioning authority Network and contract period
RE 10 Harz-Heide-Bahn Hannover – HildesheimSalzgitter-RingelheimGoslarBad Harzburg LINT 54 LNVG, Region Hannover, Regionalverband Großraum Braunschweig Dieselnetz Niedersachsen Südost (DINSO), lot 2
Dec. 2014 – Dec. 2029
RB 32 Wendlandbahn Lüneburg – Hitzacker – Dannenberg Ost
RB 42 Harz-Heide-Bahn Braunschweig – Wolfenbüttel – VienenburgBad Harzburg
RB 43 Harz-Heide-Bahn Braunschweig – Wolfenbüttel – VienenburgGoslar
RB 47 Mühlenbahn Braunschweig – Gifhorn – Wittingen – Uelzen
RB 76 Kiel – Kiel-Oppendorf (– Schönberger Strand) LINT 41
from Dec. 2023: FLIRT Akku
NAH.SH, LNVG Akku-Netz Schleswig-Holstein, Los Ost
Dec. 2022 – Dec. 2035
RE 83 KielPreetzPlönEutinLübeckMöllnBüchenLauenburgLüneburg
RB 84 KielPreetzPlönEutinLübeck

Former operations

Line Route Line name Rolling stock Commissioning authority Network and contract period New operator
RB 37 Amerikalinie BremenAchimLangwedelSoltauMunster (Örtze)Uelzen LINT 41 LNVG, Region Hannover, SKUMS Heidekreuz
Dec. 2011 – Dec. 2021
Start Niedersachsen Mitte
RB 38 Heidebahn HannoverLangenhagenWalsrodeBad FallingbostelSoltauBuchholz (Nordh) (– Hamburg-Harburg)
Erixx network as of December 2014.

Rolling stock


Erixx operated a fleet of 27 LINT-41 diesel multiple units on RB37 and RB38. From December 2014 Erixx also uses 28 new LINT-54 diesel multiple units on the new routes.