One ticket, one fare and an integrated public transport offer – these are the advantages of a transport association and the pillar on which all activities here at HVV, the Hamburg Transport Association (Hamburger Verkehrsverbund), are firmly based.
As the competent public transport authorities (PTAs) the Bundesländer (regional states) and local counties are obliged to organize and finance public transport in their areas. In order to implement this task they established HVV GmbH.
Today HVV GmbH assumes responsibility for managing the entire service offer on behalf of three regional states, seven counties, 35 public transport operating companies and approx. 3.3 million residents. That includes all services by bus, harbour/river ferry and rapid transit - (U-, S-, A-Bahn) or regional rail (R-Bahn).
Organization of public transport in the HVV service area is based on the Triple-Level Model.
As the guidance and management agency for local public transport HVV GmbH is involved in an extremely wide range of activities. These include planning the service offer, organizing the fares structure, ticket sales, marketing, and financing of service performance provided by the operators. For more detailed information please consult our company profile or current organigram.