VGF: the backbone of public transport in Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt is constantly in motion - a metropolis of 667,000 inhabitants, with approximately 588,000 people travelling to their place of work in the city and travelling home again in the evening. Each working day, approximately 305,000 people commute into and out of Frankfurt - thus making it Germany's fifth largest city. The municipal transport company 'Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main' (VGF) operates seven underground railway lines, eight tram lines and 31 bus routes, meaning that in effect, each day its employees working in driver srevice, operational control, monitoring and maintenance positions ensure the mobility of its 500,000 passengers. This article describes this integrated transport company, its multi-million investment programme, the new buses and rail vehicles to be used, new routes and lines, modernisation of the infrastructure, VGF's 'Safety and Service' project, the company's reorganisation and restructuring, and the competition facing VGF.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15-18
  • Serial:
    • EUROTRANSPORT
    • Publisher: RUSSELL PUBLISHING LTD
    • ISSN: 1478-8217

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 12:24PM