Public Transport

Trams, buses, subway and trains across the Ruhr region

Written by Garry on

 
© Amazing Capitals / Greg

The Ruhr metropolis is a large region that is home to a collection of cities towns and municipalities; interconnected yet not necessarily united as one. Public transport is often divided by administrative boundaries, yet united through a regional association, the Verkehrsverbund Rhine-Ruhr (VRR). This enables travel on one ticket over large distances with one effect; efficient travel from A to B.

While local networks of widespread and popular trams running both overground and underground are highly reliable, the regional service of the Deutsche Bahn often suffers delays to the displeasure of commuters. On the whole a good service; clean and safe but take care to leave enough times for interchanges and walks between systems than can sometimes be a little lengthy.

BOGESTRA

Bochum

Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen AG

Universitätsstrasse 58

44789 Bochum , Ruhr

Germany

Phone: +49 234 303 0

 

DSW21

Dortmund

DSW21-Nahverkehr

Deggingstrasse 40

44141 Dortmund , Ruhr

Germany

Phone: +49 231 955 00

 
 

EVAG

Essen

Essener Verkehrs-AG

Zweigertstrasse 34

45130 Essen , Ruhr

Germany

Phone: +49 201 826 0