Abellio is one of the leading private railway transport companies in Germany. The company is head-quartered in Berlin and operates rail networks in the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Hessen and Thuringia. Abellio Rail NRW GmbH in Hagen, Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH in Halle as well as WestfalenBahn GmbH in Bielefeld are responsible for ongoing operations. In June 2019 Abellio Rail Baden-Württemberg GmbH will start operations.
As Abellio Rail NRW, we operate regional rail transport services across several rail lines throughout North Rhine-Westphalia, including in the Emscher-Ruhrtal network with Bochum, Wanne-Eickel and Gelsenkirchen as well as in the Ruhr-Sieg network between Essen, Hagen, Iserlohn and Siegen. We have also been operating the "Der Müngstener" route steeped in tradition since December 2013, running over Germany’s highest rail-way bridge through the towns of Wuppertal, Remscheid and Solingen. Since April 2017 Abellio is responsible for the cross-border route between Düsseldorf and the Dutch city of Arnhem by operating the Lower Rhine network. By end of 2018 Abellio Rail NRW will start the important "Rhine-Ruhr-Express" mobility project and in 2019 we will take over the largest batch of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn and will thus become the most important pacesetter for those living in the Ruhr area.
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH has been ensuring mobility for those travelling between Kassel, Halle (Saale), Leipzig, Eisenach, Gotha, Erfurt, Weimar and Saalfeld on the Saale-Thuringia-Südharz electric network since 2015. We will also commence passenger operations on the Saxony-Anhalt diesel network from December 2018. Passengers will then be able to travel with us in between the major cities of Erfurt, Magdeburg, Potsdam and Berlin.
Abellio Rail Baden-Württemberg GmbH will operate along the Neckartal as part of the Stuttgart network from 2019. Passengers in Baden-Württemberg will be able to benefit from the quality standards of Abellio in the future. We work hard to implement the quality leadership on the rails between Tübingen, Heidelberg and Mannheim already seen in other German states.
In December 2017, Abellio Deutschland became the sole shareholder of WestfalenBahn. The WestfalenBahn links the cities of Emden, Münster, Bielefeld, Hannover and Braunschweig along the Emsland-Mittelland network.
It is our aim to offer our passengers a first-class service each and every day. We want our passengers to feel comfortable. Constant friendliness, cleanliness and attention to details are an integral part of our philosophy. We know: no person is the same. Therefore, we try to meet the individual needs of our passengers. We actively seek interaction and take the requirements of our passengers very seriously. And our service strategy is successful: Regular quality reports prove that Abellio constantly achieves "good" to "very good" results in different rankings covering the categories of punctuality, cleanliness, service and customer satisfaction and takes top positions in the overall ranking.
Currently Abellio Germany runs 113 train vehicles on 22 lines serving 110.000 passengers a day. In 2020 the company will run 275 train vehicles on 49 lines serving 260.000 passengers a day. Abellio continues to participate in bids for routes to complement the existing portfolio.