The Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft (AVG) carries over 73 million passengers every year safely to their destinations with its eco-friendly busses and trains. During its 60-year history, it has become one of the largest railway companies in Germany in terms of passenger and freight traffic.
The AVG is a fundamental mainstay of the “Karlsruhe Model”, whose success has gained worldwide admiration and imitators for 25 years. As a tram-train system, it links the inner-city tram network in Karlsruhe with rail routes in the surrounding region. Passengers can reach their destinations in the Karlsruhe area and in the surrounding region in dual-system rail vehicles – which are capable of travelling both on the tram and rail networks – without having to change.Today, the AVG’s trams travel on almost all rail routes in the region. Since 2016, its vehicles have all travelled using “green” electricity. In addition, the AVG successfully operates freight services and builds railway infrastructure. “Since it was formed in 1957, the AVG has characterised and improved public commuter transport in the Karlsruhe region. Our aim is to guarantee long-term economical mobility for the people in the Upper Rhine region for the future,” emphasise managing directors Dr Alexander Pischon and Ascan Egerer. x
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ManagementDr. Alexander Pischon
Year of establishment1957
Business activityPublic commuter transport