Potsdam transport company

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ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH
Basic information
Company headquarters Potsdam
Web presence www.vip-potsdam.de
Reference year 2017
owner Stadtwerke Potsdam 100%
Managing directors Monty Balisch
Transport network VBB
Employee 407
tram 7th
bus 26th
Other lines 1 (ferry)
number of vehicles
Tram car 53
Omnibuses 55
other vehicles 1 (ferry)
Passengers 34 million per year
Stops 618

of which tram: 130 (122 stops barrier-free) of which bus: 488

Length of line network
Tram lines 68 km
Bus routes 269 ​​km
Operating facilities
Depots 1

The ViP Potsdam GmbH (ViP → acronym for traffic operation in Potsdam ) operates the substantial part of the public transport (public transport) in Potsdam . The company is a subsidiary of Stadtwerke Potsdam GmbH .

ViP bus at Babelsberg Town Hall

Today, as a partner of the VBB , the transport company operates seven tram and 25 bus routes as well as a ferry connection. With a route network of around 337 kilometers, around 34 million passengers annually use the public transport service, which is considered to be particularly extensive and well-priced.


Škoda trolleybus on Karl-Liebknecht-Straße (January 1990).

With the new legal form of the GmbH, the former VEB Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam was renamed Verkehrsbetrieb in Potsdam (ViP) in December 1990 and has been a subsidiary of the Stadtwerke Potsdam since January 1994.

In addition to the Potsdam tram and diesel buses, there was also a trolleybus network, the Potsdam trolleybus, until 1995 . The two lines A and B (from May 1991 lines 690 and 691) operated between Babelsberg and Drewitz . The trolleybus operation was stopped on January 22, 1995.

According to the "principles of a new transport policy" adopted in 1991, the tram network was expanded in the following years.

Logo 1990-2019

See also

Web links

Commons : Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Extensive and inexpensive: Top spot for Potsdam's local transport , PNN, February 11, 2017.