Rail in the Greater Region
Each country has its own train operator:
- Deutsche Bahn (VLEXX GmbH, transregio Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH, vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH, Rhenus Veniro GmbH & Co. KG, Vias GmbH), in the Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate with RE and RB regional trains and intercity IC / ICE trains
- National Society of Belgian Railways (SNCB / NMBS) in Wallonia with InterCity IC, IR, InterRegio and Omnibus (L) regional trains
- National Society of French Railways (SNCF) in France with the TER regional trains, called Métrolor in Lorraine
- The Luxembourg railways (CFL) in Luxembourg
ICE in Germany, TGV in France and the Thalys in Belgium are high-speed trains that cross the Greater Region and connect to the European network.
Each country has its own system to display train schedules:
- In Germany, arrival and departure times are indicated on electronic displays in the lobby of the station and on the platforms. In addition white signs show the arrival times and yellow signs give departure times.
- In France and Belgium, train departure and arrival times are always displayed on screens on the platforms and on a scrolling screen in the train station.
A bus, a tram, a BRT
A bus rapid transit in Lorraine?
A tram in Saarland?
A metro in Wallonia?
A hybrid bus in Luxembourg?
An on-demand service in Rhineland-Palatinate?
Enjoy the many networks and cross-border lines of the Greater Region, which complement each other and can be combined to improve your mobility while protecting the environment. Don’t hesitate to use the cross-border lines for trips between two countries!
Mobiregio is a collaborative platform bringing the public transport operators of the Greater Region together. Through cooperation we find ways to work together, exchange knowledge and best practices and inform the public of their options to travel in a sustainable way through the Greater Region.
The right price?
Did you calculate your route? Ask about offers specifically designed for cross border commuters, which offer very attractive monthly or yearly rates.
All prices and rates are valid from June 2014 but are subject to change. Check at the points of sale if the prices apply to your route and if you can benefit from any other cross-border advantages!