Information about the

Mannheimer Versorgungs- und Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft,
Verkehr AG (MVV-Verkehr AG, MVV-V)

Luisenring 49, D-68157 Mannheim

(this is not an MVV-V publication, but information provided
by the association of "Bahnfreunde Rhein-Neckar Pfalz e.V.")

A part of the public local passenger traffic within the city of Mannheim is beeing operated by the MVV-V: Tramway (1000mm track) and bus. Until autumn 1998, the corporation's name was "Mannheimer Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft" (MVG).

Tramway: 4 own lines 1, 2, 7, 9
3 common lines with the VBL 3, 4, 6
Bus: 20 lines, some are served totally or partly by sub-companies A - T

Tramway vehicles: (photo overview on photo page 9)
type yr. of constr. design numbers remarks all-over ads. in use on line
Gt 6 Duewag 1967 6axled unidir. 450 for driver school puposes no ---
Gt 6 "Mannheim type" Duewag 1970/71 6axled unidir. 451, 453, 455 - 457 air conditioned, 451 for driver school purposes, rest stored no ---
Gt8 Duewag 1963 8axled unidir. 501 - 523 503, 506, 508, 519, 520, 521 and 523 with equipment corresponding to EBO (must not be used anymore), five cars stored no (1), 2, (3), (6), 7, 9
GT6N Duewag 1994 - 1996 6axled unidir. low floor LRV 601 - 650 equipment corresponding to EBO, air conditioned no 1, (2), 3, 4, 6, 7, 9
RNV8 Bombardier 2002 - 2003 8axled unidir. low floor LRV 701 - 710 Rhine-Neckar Variotram, equipment corresponding to EBO, air conditioned no 1, (4), (7)
railgrinder car, 6axled Duewag 1964 6axled bidir. 1301, 1302 railgrinder cars, former HSB Nos. 215, 217 no --

In the course of line no. 4, MVV-V and VBL  serve the OEG railroad line between Mannheim Kaefertal and Heddesheim. The vehicles used on this line must therefore correspond to the guidelines of the german regulations for construction and operation of railways ("Eisenbahn Bau- und Betriebsordnung", [EBO])".

Different Buses, built by Daimler / Mercedes / Benz / Evobus. Some with natural gas drive.

In the course of bus-line B, next to the "Neckarplatt" stop, there exists a short piece of track-bound busway in the subgrade of the tramway-track (line 7). For use on this line, most MVV buses are equipped with guide rollers.

MVV vehicles paint schemes:
The MVV-V trams and buses originally were painted in beige with black borders. On buses this lacquer isn't in use anymore. The older six-axled tramcars, however, still carry that design. They are also the only vehicles, which still carry some all-over advertisments. Start of the eighties, a new, green livery with white border was introduced, first on buses. This is still in use on the buses of the types O405 and O405N. As only one, bus no. 171 carries a blue "Wal-Mart" all-over-advertisment. Also the streetcars 501 to 523 received the green lacquer finish, when they were reconstructed from six-axled to eight-axled cars by inserting a new-built, low-floor middle section. With appearance of the new GT6N low-floor light-rail-vehicles in the year 1994 the colours changed again; to these cars and also the newer buses applies: basic colour white, borders in three different blue and turquoise colours.

External link to the MVV: the official MVV homepage

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This is not an MVV publication, but information
provided by the association of "Bahnfreunde Rhein-Neckar-Pfalz e.V."

page created by R. Dissinger
last updated on 12/22/2007