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Peter Schollmeier

Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen e. V. (VDV)
Kamekestraße 37 – 39
50672 Cologne

Phone: +49 (221) 57979 - 137


About 600 companies performing public passenger transport and rail freight transport in Germany are organised in the “Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen” (VDV = Association of German Transport Companies). The VDV advises and supports its member companies and politicians, supports the exchange of experience and know-how between the members and prepares technical, operational, legal and economic principles.

The VDV also represents the interests of its member companies towards parliaments, authorities, industry and other institutions. Therefore, the VDV has offices in Brussels (European office) and Berlin (capital office) besides its head office in Cologne. More than 400 experts in very different fields do voluntary work in committees, which results in rules (VDV Recommendations and VDV Reports).

Within the framework of U-THREAT, the VDV is an important interface to the member companies, in particular to the Working Group “Security” and the Technical Committee “Railway Construction”.