The ATRON on-board computer during a boarding inspection (Photo: Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH)

RVK and ATRON enter into service and sales partnership

The Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK) offers the people in the Rhineland an attractive and sustainable local public transport. ATRON electronic GmbH is a leader in innovative software and hardware solutions for public transport.

Already in February 2022, the two companies concluded a framework agreement for the delivery of more than 900 modern on-board computers of the AFR 4.10 series. Since November 1, 2022, RVK now also takes over the non-exclusive service and sales partnership for the ATRON on-board computers in the entire contract area of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS)*.

"We are glad that we can make the ATRON on-board computers, which have already been reliably introduced in our company, including comprehensive services, available to other transport companies even more intensively in the region," says Dr. Marcel Frank, Managing Director of RVK. Barbara Brunner, managing director of the ATRON Group, is pleased about the signing of the new service and sales partnership: "I am very happy about the continuation and deepening of the partnership between RVK and ATRON. The two companies are united by the goal of making public transport in Germany even more attractive and sustainable."

* Contract area: Kreis Euskirchen, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Oberbergischer Kreis, Rheinisch-Bergischer-Kreis, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Stadt Köln, Bundesstadt Bonn, Stadt Monheim am Rhein, Stadt Leverkusen

With more than 920 employees, RVK brings more than 23 million passengers safely and reliably to their destinations every year. Every day, up to 348 of its own buses and 214 buses operated under contract are in use. RVK's core transport area covers the Euskirchen district, the Rheinisch-Bergisch district, the Rhein-Sieg district on the left bank of the Rhine, the urban transport services in Brühl, Wesseling, Hürth and Euskirchen, as well as scheduled services to the cities of Cologne, Bonn and Leverkusen. The transport network comprises around 130 lines with a total length of more than 2,500 kilometers. In addition, RVK also provides numerous services on behalf of other transport companies.

Contact RVK:
Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH
Theodor-Heuss-Ring 19-21
D – 50668 Köln
Tel: +49 (0)221 1637– 0, Fax: +49 (0)221 1637-239,

The ATRON Group, headquartered in Markt Schwaben near Munich, is a Europe-wide company with locations in Switzerland (Bronschhofen and new in Schaffhausen), Germany (Markt Schwaben, Fulda and new in Berlin), Croatia (Zagreb) and Sweden (Linköping). ATRON has been developing and installing comprehensive hardware and software solutions for the special requirements in public transport for more than 40 years. The future-oriented system solutions include the areas of Ticketing & Validation, Fleet & Depot, Transport & Control and Consulting & Services. All disciplines are perfectly networked with each other, and third-party solutions can be easily integrated thanks to open interfaces.

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