Who we are
Innovation in motion
We have been connecting Northern Germany since 2003. Our yellow and blue trains whizz through Lower Saxony, Hamburg and Bremen at speeds of up to 160 km/h. Thanks to the enormous commitment of all our staff, we are one of the largest and most successful private rail companies in Germany. In our work we always focus on the needs of the 120,000 customers that travel with us every day. This results in ideas and innovations which have been repeatedly acknowledged and are drawing a lot of attention in the industry.
For us, transparent communication and regional engagement are a part of our self-image. As a mobility guarantor for the people living in Northern Germany, every one of us accepts responsibility for our customers and also our fellow colleagues. We don’t just want to give the outward appearance of doing a great job. We share a feeling of openness, success and responsibility. That’s why we are passionate about playing host to the passengers on board our trains. And because of this, our passengers are some of the happiest in the whole industry.
Our shareholders are NiedersachenBahn GmbH (NB), with a 73.58% share, and BENEX, with a 26.42% share. NB comprises ‘Osthannoversche Eisenbahnen AG’ (OHE), with a 41.94% share, and ‘Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser GmbH’ (EVB), with a 27.96% share.