Berlin's Public Transport Authority, the BVG, is the motor that has kept Berlin running since 1929. With its intricate transport network, modern vehicles and competent service, Germany's largest municipal transport company represents a better quality of life in the city and its surroundings. International comparisons also show that the intricately connected network and quality of Berlin’s public transportation are second to none.
The BVG operates ten subway lines, 22 trams and 151 bus routes along with six ferries. Night and weekend routes keep operations running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 14,000 employees of the BVG Group provide services to a metropolitan area of some 3.5 million inhabitants and a catchment area of around 1,000 km². In 2015, one billion passengers used the buses and metro services from the BVG.
(As of 03/2016)
The BVG is a pioneer in electromobility: two thirds of its passengers travel electrically with the metro and trams.
Four solar ferries have been transporting guests in the water since 2014.
In 2015, Berlin became the first capital city with a bus service operated exclusively by wirelessly charged e-Buses.
And by the end of 2016, 100 BVG company cars will be electric vehicles.