Facts and figures

Keolis has been active in Germany since 1999 and operates modern public regional rail passenger transport under the name "eurobahn".

Networks

 OperationVolumeTrains

East Westphalia-Lippe network
(OWL)

RB71, RB73 (since 2000) 
RB67, RE82 (since 2013 to 2025)
2,2 millon
km/year
21 Talent 
(3-unit)

Hellweg network
(HWN)

RB50,RB59, RB69,RB89 
(since 2008 to 2030)
5,5 million
km/year
25 Flirt 
(4-unit)

Maas-Rhine-Lippe network
(MRLN)

RE 3, RE13 
(since 2009 to 2025)
3,3 million
km/year
18 FLIRT 
(14 x 5-unit and 4 x 4-unit)

Teutoburger-Wald network
(TWN)

RB 61, RB 65, RB 66, RB 72, RE 78 
(from 2017 to 2032)
5,3 million
km/year
19 FLIRT1
(14 x 3-unit and 5 x 5-unit)
8 FLIRT3 (5-unit)

S-Bahn Rhine-Ruhr (SBRR)
 

S1, S4 
(from 2019 to 2031)
4,9 million
km/year
42 ET BR 422 
(DB Regio)

Keolis Deutschland over time

Dec.
2019

A further contract for the S-Bahn Rhine-Ruhr network will increase Keolis Deutschland's total kilometres to 21.2 million per year. The company is steering itself in new directions with 133 vehicles.

Dec.
2018

The contract for the Hellweg network will be extended for 12 years. In addition to the existing four-unit FLIRT trains, additional five-unit FLIRT trains will be introduced, which will used to travel around 5.9 million additional kilometres.

Dec.
2017

The Keolis Deutschland rail network will be extended by approximately 5.3 kilometres with the Teutoburg Forest network. Eight five-unit FLIRT multi-system vehicles will be deployed for cross-border services between Germany and the Netherlands. They will be added to the fleet of 19 FLIRT vehicles taken over from WestfalenBahn.

Dec.
2017

The Keolis Deutschland rail network will be extended by approximately 5.3 kilometres with the Teutoburg Forest network. Eight five-unit FLIRT multi-system vehicles will be deployed for cross-border services between Germany and the Netherlands. They will be added to the fleet of 19 FLIRT vehicles taken over from WestfalenBahn.

Dec.
2013

The OWL contract is extended to 2025 and the eurobahn network acquires two new lines, RB 67 and RE 82, offering passengers improved timetable reliability. The 2.2 million kilometres per year in the East Westphalia-Lippe region are comfortably performed by diesel railcars.

Dec.
2009

Commissioning of the Maas-Rhine-Lippe network. FLIRT electric multiple units perform 3.3 million kilometres per year; more than 10% of the total regional passenger rail transport in the most populous German state.

Dec.
2008

Keolis Deutschland wins the tender for the Hellweg network with eurobahn. The Hellweg network is the largest electrically powered railway network ever contracted to a private railway undertaking. For this network, the company acquires Stadler FLIRT four-unit electric multiple units, which cover 5.6 million kilometres across East Westphalia, Münsterland and the Ruhr area every year.

Dec.
2007

The independent transport company Keolis Deutschland is established when the companies Keolis and Rhenus split, and it continues to operate successfully under the name eurobahn. Keolis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is a subsidiary of Keolis S.A., which itself is a subsidiary of the French national railway Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF).

from
2003-2011

eurobahn has 11 LINT diesel railcars (manufactured by Alstom) on the Weser and Lammetal railways and covers around 1.4 million kilometres per year. During this period, passenger numbers on the Lammetal railway increase by more than 100%.

In
2000

eurobahn is the first privately operated regional rail passenger transport in the East Westphalia-Lippe region and in May 2000 takes over two lines, RB 71 and RB 73. TALENT diesel railcars (manufactured by Bombardier) are used on the route and provide a transport volume of 900,000 kilometres per year.