The Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH (NASA) is a fully owned subsidiary of the German Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt. NASA plans, controls and finances the regional rail passenger transport service (SPNV). Regional trains and major bus routes together form the regional Rail-Bus-Network, which is managed by NASA and marketed under the brand "Mein Takt". This indicates a specific offer in  quality and promotes the use of public transport to customers. On behalf of the Saxony-Anhalt, NASA closely cooperates with transport associations, PTAs, railway transport companies, local authorities and road transport companies. NASA promotes competition in the regional rail passenger transport through tendering routes. Currently, the company supervises 10 transport contracts with a volume of over 24 million train kilometres with an annual contract value of approx. 250 million Euros (expected to grow). NASA attaches particular importance on increasing customer experience of local public transport.

NASA influences the expansion of railway lines and railway hubs. In addition, NASA on appointment of the state, and together with Deutsche Bahn and the municipalities manages new construction and improvement of the railway stations in order to make them more passenger-friendly. The station programme, the interface programme for the design of station environments and the “Revita” programme to revive old station buildings serve this purpose. Saxony-Anhalt and NASA spend about 30 million Euros on these programmes annually.

NASA promotes tariff cooperations and transport associations such as the Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund (MDV) and the MAREGO association around the state capital Magdeburg.

Jointly with transport associations and transport companies, NASA operates the statewide timetable information service INSA (www.insa.de), which is currently being merged into and expanded to a central German data hub for real-time passenger information systems. This will also be of use for the participating transport companies’ operational purposes.

NASA is heavily involved in the reorganization of the Saxony-Anhalt‘s transport plan, which will in future incorporate individual road traffic as well as public transport. A comprehensive traffic forecast for the whole state is currently being developed.

NASA is responsible for Saxony-Anhalt’s master plan on "Intelligent Transport Systems". The centrepiece of which, mobility portal with comprehensive functions for individual and public transport is currently being developed. Passengers, logistics, traffic and transport companies will all benefit from opportunities this portal will be delivering.

In parallel, a number of research projects on topics such as electro-mobility, current traffic situation and  effective connecting services are also being conducted. All of these with the goal of creating more environmentally friendly mobility solutions.

NASA was established in 1995/1996. The company currently employs 40 staff.

Managing Director of NASA - Rüdiger Malter (since 2008)

The list below gives a brief overview of the seven categories of NASA GmbHs web page. For more details, please see the German web page categories or use our contact form (here) to ask your questions.

About NASA
The Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH (NASA) is a 100 % subsidiary of the Federal Land of Saxony-Anhalt. NASA plans, controls and finances the regional rail passenger transport service (SPNV).

Public transport planning
According to the Public Transport Plan of Saxony-Anhalt the Land Government strives to create a sustainable and user-oriented public transport.

Infrastructure & Funding
In order to achieve the objectives of the Public Transport Plan, NASA gives a push to infrastructure development. There are several funding opportunities for train stations, interfaces and station buildings.

In coordination with the Ministry of Transport the NASA takes part in research and development projects in order to secure and develop the quality of public transport for the future.

INSA, the timetable service for trains and buses, informs about public transport connections and can be integrated into your website.

Get on train and bus! NASA provides information for schools, clubs, companies and other interested parties.

NASA informs about news on public transport in Saxony-Anhalt. This includes current infrastructure and investment projects as well as progress on research projects.