Welcome to the new S-Bahn Hannover 2022

Transdev Hannover GmbH was founded in 2019 and is a regional subsidiary company of the Transdev Group. As the largest private mobility provider in Germany, Transdev brings around 270 million passengers to their destination each year and soon you will be able to travel with us too:

From 12 June 2022, Transdev Hannover GmbH will be the new operator for all 10 lines in the Hannover S-Bahn train-network.

Preparations for the start of operations are already in process. Follow our latest news and stay up to date.

The route network

The S-Bahn Hannover line network 2022
The S-Bahn Hannover line network 2022

Transdev Hannover GmbH is taking over the ten S-Bahn lines around the Lower Saxony state capital of Hannover from DB Regio, with connections from Nienburg and Celle in the north to Minden in the west, Hildesheim in the east and Paderborn in the south. The route network covers a total of around 9.3 million train kilometres per year.

The train lines in detail:

  • S 1: Minden - Haste - Hannover
  • S 2: Haste - Hannover - Nienburg
  • S 3: Hannover - Lehrte - Hildesheim
  • S 4: Bennemühlen - Hannover - Hildesheim
  • S 5: Hannover Flughafen - Hannover - Paderborn
  • S 6: Hannover - Celle
  • S 7: Hannover - Lehrte - Celle
  • S 8: Hannover Flughafen - Hannover - Hannover Messe / Laatzen
  • S 21: Hannover - Weetzen - Barsinghausen
  • S 51: Seelze - Hannover - Hameln

The railway vehicles

Transdev Hannover GmbH will use modern Stadler Flirt vehicles to bring its passengers in the Hannover region safely and comfortably to their destination. Graphic: Stadler
Transdev Hannover GmbH will use modern Stadler Flirt vehicles to bring its passengers in the Hannover region safely and comfortably to their destination. Graphic: Stadler

The vehicle fleet consists of 64 new vehicles and 13 existing vehicles of the previous operator.

The new Stadler FLIRT vehicles are each equipped with 180 seats and 217 standing room and reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h. The acquisition of the new vehicles means a significant improvement in travel comfort for passengers, e.g. through WLAN and power sockets in all trains.

The existing vehicles will also be successively converted and will then also have the comfort of the new vehicles.

The contracting authorities

The field of activity of the public authorities includes the planning, organisation and financing of rail passenger transport. They coordinate the timetable offer and grant financial support for investments in the local passenger transport system, for example for the renovation of stations. In addition, the NRW public transport authorities play a key role in the further development of the tariff landscape - from community tariffs to the implementation of an NRW tariff.

The close cooperation between Transdev Hannover GmbH and its clients plays an important role. The contract for the Hanover S-Bahn network from 2022 was awarded by the contracting authorities following a Europe-wide invitation to tender in 2018:

Region Hannover (RH)

Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG)

Zweckverband Nahverkehr Westfalen-Lippe (NWL)