Being Leipzig's mobility service provider, public transport operator LVB takes over 148 million passengers every year to their destinations quickly and conveniently. With 13 tram lines with an aggregate length of 215 kilometres as well as 46 bus routes covering a total of 749 kilometres, LVB serves the entire area of the city.
LVB: Public transport enjoys high growth
In 2016, public transport operator LVB saw its total number of passengers increase again by more than 10 million. Passenger growth is well above the German average and is mainly attributable to the sharp rise in the number of regular commuters (+8.3 percent). Even so, the company pushed ahead with its investment campaign to improve its services. Total investments rose from 56.8 million euros in 2015 to 63.2 million euros in 2016, enabling major upgrades of both infrastructure and fleet. As well as purchasing 12 articulated buses, LVB also achieved another milestone in tramway procurement with its first XL, Leipzig's new tram, going into service in late-2016. Another 41 new trams are planned by 2020.
In a recent study "Digital mobility in German cities" (produced by the DLR German Aerospace Center and professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers), Leipzig's public transport network came out top among 25 cities. "Leipzig offers proof that digital mobility is not the sole preserve of cities with over a million inhabitants," it declared. "Leipzig can attain top position in public transport, above all through the customer app 'Leipzig mobil' and networking with thirdparty mobility providers." It continues: "Leipzig as the frontrunner can serve as a model for other cities and regions and shows what's already possible."
|Line length (kilometres)||270||332||217||212||215||215|
|Passengers (in millions)||203.7||63.7||99.6||110.1||111.3||120,41|
|Line length (kilometres)||190.7||780||1,204||1,071||737||749|
|Passengers (in millions)||51.4||15.6||28.8||24.2||26.9||27,9|
Sources: Statistical Office of the city of Leipzig