The Berlin Local Transport Company (BVG): A Part of Berlin

by Joachim Niklas, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Berlin, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage


Public transport was in existence in Berlin for more than 150 years. Buses, trams, and underground trains were combined in a single company, whose initials BVG became part of Berlin. As such, the BVG turned in a remarkable performance in its early years. With more than 5000 vehicles and 25,000 employees it operated 89 tramlines along a length of 1600 km, 35 buses along 338 kilometres of bus routes and 8 underground connections.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Rail transportation | Light rail transit | Public policy | Railroad trains | Underground construction | Vehicles | Employees | Germany | Europe | Berlin

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