About us History

We are established in 1881 and offer local public transport with trams and buses.

We also are partner in the Transport Association Warnow (VerkehrsVerbund Warnow GmbH - VVW). Our service by trams and buses covers the transport area of the Hanseatic city of Rostock.

2017

01/01/2017: Yvette Hartmann becomes the first female Commercial Director of the RSAG. Jan Bleis becomes Director Market and Technology and is now responsible for the technical departments as well as marketing and sales. He is the successor of Michael Schroeder, former Chief Technical Officer, who left the company on 31st December 2016 as planned.

2016

10/16/2016: 135th anniversary celebration at depot12 in Marienehe took place. Visitors learned a lot about the history of the RSAG during the diverse entertainment program. The highlights of the celebration were rides with traditional vehicles and the great tram parade.
09/05/2016: One-year test operation for the new bus route 34 begins. The route starts at Holbeinplatz via Carl-Hopp-Straße until fishing harbor Marienehe. 
01/04/2016: The new traffic concept "MOBIL 2016" becomes effective and contains more direct connections, better clocking and new routes.
01/01/2016: Jan Bleis becomes Commercial Director appointed for 5 years. He is the successor of Jochen Bruhn, who went into retirement on 31st December 2015.

2015

07/09/2015: Contract signing of direct award: Until 2030, the public transport in Rostock will be operated by the RSAG.
03/01/2015: The RSAG took over the economic responsibility for the ferry Kabutzenhof/Schnickmannstraße - Gehlsdorf. The ferry itself is operated by Antaris GmbH.

2014

07/30/2014: The new tram of type 6N2 goes into operation. New timetable information in real time and Twitter account of RSAG online.

06/06/2014: Fully automatic RSAG pedelec rental system with 4 stations officially put into operation.

2013

09/16/2013: First RSAG pedelec rental station in Reutershagen opens for test drivers.
09/15/2013: Park(ing) day and car-free day at Lange Straße. The RSAG is one of the organizers of the Working Group on Climate Change and mobility. Stuff of the RSAG is on site with a bus of the new generation (hybrid).

2012

04/20/2012: Transport released the point of intersection at Nordkreuz. Launch of the station Warnemünde Werft.

2011

07/30/2011: 50 Year-anniversary of tram traffic through Lange Straße: tram parade of generations through the city center.
05/04/2011: Transport Minister Volker Schlotmann passes a funding decision for the purchase of five hybrid articulated busses.
03/02/2011: Start of construction of EURAWASSER between the junction at Kabutzenhof and Werftdreieck. Three months single-track road at Doberaner Straße. Two climbing course lead to and from the existing track on the railway track.

2010

06/24/2010: "Get on and go through" - Evershagen is part of tram network for 10 years. Press trip to Evershagen.
03/19/2010: The Groundbreaking is the start of the construction of the new point of intersection in Warnemünde.

2009

31/03/2009: The RSAG begins with the preparations of the catenary system conversion at Lange Straße.

2008

06/2008: The first seven buses that reach the EEV (enhanced environmentally friendly vehicle) went into action.
05/06/2008: 20th anniversary of the tram in Northeast of Rostock.
03/31/2008: Official start of route 27 after six months in trial operation.
02/20/2008: Start of the event series "Straßenbahn zum Anfassen" (a look behind the scenes of Rostocker Straßenbahn AG).

2007

01/01/2007: Wilfried Eisenberg became Commercial Director appointed for 5 years. He was the successor of Hajo Graf Vitzthum, who went into retirement on 31/12/2006.
06/2007: Special schedule during G8-summit, which took place from 2nd till 8th June. Demonstrations caused heavy occasional heavy restrictions in bus and tram traffic.

2006

10/14/2006: Construction works for the new tram network is finished. Doberaner Platz offers the full service by trams and busses.
08/14/2006: The new section between Doberaner Platz and Platz der Freundschaft is now used by trams.
08/09/2006: Full operation during Hanse Sail. During the Sail the trams are driving through the city center. The new stop Stadthafen (city port) makes the way to the event location much shorter.
06/18/2006: Full closure of the section Doberaner Platz - Steintor for trams. Only bus services available.

2005

12/14/2005: First test drive on the new section for approving the catenary.
04/22/2005: Construction of the road section Schröderplatz - Platz der Freundschaft.

2004

05/15/2004: Open day for the anniversary of "100 Years of Electrical in Rostock".

2003

11/28/2003: Opening of the tram route to the northern part "Lichtenhagen", celebrated with a neighborhood festival.

04/12/2003: Inauguration of the new tram route in the southern part "Südstadt", celebrated with a neighborhood festival.

04/11/2003: Opening of the Rostock central station and tram tunnel.

2002

08/14/2002: Breakthrough of the distribution level of the main station Rostock.
04/2002: First Rostock traffic days (Rostocker Verkehrstage), a conference all about traffic transport, took place on 18th and 19th April.

2001

10/19/2001: first groundbreaking for the tram network extension in the southern part by the economy minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Otto Ebnet, mayor Arno Poeker and the boards of RSAG Jochen Bruhn and Hajo Graf Vitzthum.
07/07/2001: Commissioning of the section in N2 Luetten Klein with a street festival. Mayor Arno Poeker drove the first tram over the new subsection.
05/11/2001: Opening of the Direct Marketing Center of RSAG for enhanced telephone customer services.
04/17/2001: Delivery of the first low-floor wagons.
01/31/2001: Signing the agreement to ensure the public transport in Rostock.

2000

10/13/2000: first pile for the underpass to the central station.
06/24/2000: Commissioning of the first phase of construction N1 to the tram network expansion in the northwest of the Hanseatic city of Rostock with a neighborhood festival in Evershagen.
04/07/2000: Launch of construction of the tram network extension N2 Luetten Klein.
03/13/2000: First use of 30 mobility consultants in the Hanseatic city of Rostock.

1999

On 29th October 1999, commissioning of the stop "Neuer Markt".

1998

The groundbreaking ceremony for the tram network extension in the northwest of the city is the prelude to major expansions in the tram network.

1997

Introduction of the new night bus route bat F1 and F2 and introduction of the route 38.

1995

In order to provide enhanced customer service, two customer centers open at the main station and at the new opened shopping mall "Doberan Hof".

1994

Use of the first low-floor tram in regular service.

1993

Establishing the Transport Community Rostock (Rostocker Verkehrsgemeinschaft).

1991

The overaged fleet is gradually being replaced by future-oriented low-floor technology. The cityscape is now characterized by handicapped accessible trams and busses. Together with the reconstruction of the tracks and the customer-friendly transformation of stops, the RSAG presented is one of the most modern transport operators in Germany.

1990

The municipal transport operation is transferred to the private economy and again bears the name Rostocker Straßenbahn AG.

1987-1990

The tram returns to the northeast and opens by random routes the newly created districts Dierkow and Toitenwinkel. This creates attractive and fast connections to the city center.

1974

Closing of tram line 4, which led to Gehlsdorf. The route is now operated by bus.

1962

With the opening of numerous lines, the southern part and the districts are connected to the public transport system in the Northwest. New, more spacious and more comfortable vehicles are increasingly determining the image of Rostock transport. From 1962 brand new articulated trams from Gotha are used. 1969 the first articulated bus drives through Rostock.

1961

As part of the reorganization of "Neuer Markt" the tram route leads through the road "Lange Straße".

1956

Commissioning of the depot Hamburger Straße.

1951

Spin-off company from the "Kommunalwirtschafltichen Unternehmens" and new named "VEB transport Rostock". At this time also the first tramways and busess of GDR- and Hungarian production arrived.

1948

A long desired wish of the inhabitants of Dierkow comes true. The tram goes to Dierkow and three years later also Gehlsdorf is connected to the city.

1945

Resumption of tram operation on two lines.

1930-1936

The emerging district Reutershagen is connected to the tramway network with the terminus Marienehe, as well as Neuer Friedhof.

1926

With the line W Rostock-Warnemünde, also the Omnibus is on Rostock roads. Two years later, the bus route 5 starts in the city center.

1904

In May, the horses retire and the electric tramway characterises the cityscape of Rostock. Since then, the MSEAG operates under the name "Rostocer Straßenbahn AG".

1881

In October, following the establishment of the "Mecklenburgischen Straßen-Eisenbahn Actien Gesellschaft" (MSEAG), the railbound horse-drawn tram starts with 3 routes.

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