Three little words that equal a great promise to get you from the Elphi to the Kugelbake, regularly and conveniently.

As a young transport company and part of the regional rail passenger transport system (SPNV), we operate the regional express line RE5 between Cuxhaven and Hamburg since December 2018 and will continue doing so until December 2027. We are connecting 13 stations along the 115-kilometre route. The route leads from the North Sea city of Cuxhaven via Stade and Buxtehude all the way to the main station in Hamburg.

Start Unterelbe is part of the Regionalverkehre Start Deutschland GmbH, which is operating throughout Germany. With our office located inside the recently renovated railway station in Cuxhaven, we are regionally rooted and directly accessible. As of 2020, we employ 70 people – mainly from the region.




Altogether, we deploy 38 two-level coaches and 8 LNVG diesel engines. They are maintained by the manufacturer Bombadier at the Bremervörde location.

The yellow-white-blue LNVG trains will only change marginally inside and out: Discover our new green logo with our motto