The Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH (NASA GmbH) is a 100% subsidiary of the State of Saxony-Anhalt. On behalf of the state, NASA GmbH plans, orders and pays for regional rail passenger transport. In collaboration with the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund (MDV) and participating transport companies, it operates INSA, the timetable information service.
In accordance with its management service agreement with the state of Saxony-Anhalt, NASA GmbH plays an active role in public transport planning and is also responsible for certain aspects of its implementation. Taking the German Public Transport Act and the state public transport plan as a starting point, it works both directly and indirectly to improve the public transport service.
We plan and design the state rail and bus network
The rail and bus network includes all RE, RB and S-Bahn lines as well as selected bus routes in Saxony-Anhalt. Our offer planners take care of the definition of lines and timetables, define connections and develop alternative concepts for construction work. The support of the tourist railways and the accompaniment of projects for mobility in rural areas are also part of their tasks.
We are pressing ahead with expanding the infrastructure
With our public transport investment program, we are promoting the modernization and expansion of stations, routes and the area around the station. We also support the revitalization of reception buildings and the creation of barrier-free bus stops. We don't just see ourselves as a licensing authority: NASA is actively promoting many projects and accompanying the funding projects from A to Z.
We ensure competition and set quality standards
As public transport authority, we are responsible for a large number of transport contracts with railway companies in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Each regional rail passenger transport contract is preceded by a Europe-wide contract award procedure. In the contracts, we make detailed specifications on vehicles, comfort, operating quality and much more, which we continuously monitor. If there are any deficiencies, we will demand for payments back.
We are responsible for the fare income
As public transport authority, we not only finance regional rail transport. We are also entitled to the fare income for most transport contracts. That is why we also have experts for tariffs, sales and revenue sharing. They represent the interests of the state in the transport associations and tariff associations and ensure the further development of tariffs and sales.
We operate information and booking systems
NASA GmbH operates the INSA timetable information system for Saxony-Anhalt and Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund. All timetable, tariff and real-time data come together in our data center. Other platforms throughout Germany are also supplied from here. We are currently working on the nationwide mobile phone ticket, the on-call bus booking and the integration of intermodal offers.
We procure and rent information technology
As a hardware provider, we are improving digital passenger information in the country. Our on-board computers are used by bus companies. There they record the current position of the vehicles and send it to the INSA operations control system. Our displays for dynamic passenger information bring the information clearly legible to the passengers at the bus stations and stops.
We are a competence center for intelligent transport systems
The state of Saxony-Anhalt finances and supports the expansion, design and development of so-called intelligent transport systems. An ITS framework has been created for this purpose. Our competence center takes care of its implementation. Specifically, we are concerned with: the promotion of electromobility, the exchange of mobility data as well as research and development in the transport sector.
We are the point of contact for politics and citizens
NASA is the first point of contact for the state administration and politics for all questions about local transport in Saxony-Anhalt. We are also in close professional exchange with all other transport players in the country. For our passengers, we offer simple and uncomplicated contact options with the passenger forum, the annual timetable preview and our socia media channels.