Logo of Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr

Rhine-Neckar Transport is a company operating public transport in the Rhine-Neckar region of Germany, including the cities of Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen am Rhein.


Rhine-Neckar Transport was established on 1 October 2004 as a joint subsidiary of the five public transport operators that had previously operated in the region: the Heidelberg Tramway (Heidelberger Straßen- und Bergbahn, HSB), MVV Transport (MVV Verkehr, the operator of trams and buses in Mannheim), the Upper Rhine Railway Company (Oberrheinische Eisenbahn, later called MVV OEG), the operator of the Rhine-Haardt Railway (Rhein-Haardt Bahn, RHB) and Verkehrsbetriebe Ludwigshafen (the operator of municipal public transport in Ludwigshafen, VBL). Since 1 March 2005, the RNV provides transport services on behalf of its parent companies within the area administered by the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (Transport Association of the Rhine-Neckar).[1]

It commenced operations with a 188 kilometre network and 400 vehicles.[1]


  1. ^ a b Transit Briefs International Railway Journal September 2004 page 12