The Nahverkehrsverbund Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (NAH.SH GmbH | Schleswig-Holstein Local Transport Association) with headquarters in Kiel offers passengers in the true north local transport from one source: On behalf of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, it organises local passenger railway transport (SPNV) as the local authority. The districts, self-administered cities and the state of Schleswig-Holstein all work together in the integrated transport association (Verkehrsverbund) to develop a modern and efficient local transport system on rails and roads. The bus and rail companies are partners of the association.
Around 60 employees work at NAH.SH in the areas of transport planning, transport economics, communication and Tariff, Transport Association Development and Digital Appliances. They’re tasked with planning and organising the local transport services: They determine the capacity and future requirements in the SPNV network. They organise and conduct public tendering for transport companies and vehicle providers and conclude contracts for the federal state with them.
The NAH.SH employees also arrange and update timetables, check the infrastructure and stations and drive forward their modernisation and development. NAH.SH also controls the consistent public communication for local transport in Schleswig-Holstein. This also includes customer-friendly services, digital services and a uniform tariff system for the entire state.
The goal of NAH.SH is to win over more passengers for public transport in Schleswig-Holstein with an attractive range of services. With success: Since 1995, demand has increased by around 40% throughout the state.
Year of establishment:
1995 as Landesweite Verkehrsservicegesellschaft mbH
renamed in 2014 to Nahverkehrsverbund Schleswig-Holstein GmbH / NAH.SH
The members of NAH.SH GmbH are the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein and the 15 districts and self-administered cities. Tobias von der Heide is the chairman of NAH.SH’s board of directors. The members of the board of directors can be viewed here (German language only).
An advisory board advises NAH.SH GmbH in transport planning matters.