Start Taunus

Started in Taunus

We – the Regionalverkehre Start Deutschland GmbH, or “start” for short – are the new operator of the RB12 and RB15 lines on the Taunus Network (part of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsbund – RMV).
What’s special about this new network? The world’s largest hydrogen-powered train fleet will be put onto the rails, bit by bit, from the very start. Ultimately, there will be 27 hydrogen-powered trains, model iLint from the manufacturer Alstom, used on the entire network. We’re quite proud to be operating this innovative fleet for the RMV.

The following routes will in the future be operated by start:
Beginning December 11, 2022:

  • RB12 Königstein – Kelkheim – Frankfurt/Höchst – Frankfurt Main Station
  • RB15 Brandoberndorf – Usingen (- Friedrichsdorf) – Frankfurt Main Station

Beginning April 1, 2023, in addition:

  • RB11 Bad Soden – Sulzbach – Frankfurt/Höchst (- Kelkheim)
  • RB16 Friedberg – Friedrichsdorf (– Bad Homburg)

Current information


From 27.02. to 31.03.2023, an additional bus service will run parallel to the trains on the RB15.
ATTENTION: No bikes allowed on the buses!

The timetable for the additional bus service is available here.

RMV Timetable Information

Finding the right connections: no matter where to, no matter where from. Find out the best, fastest and easiest way you can get from A to B.


RMV Information on Fares

The RMV’s diverse selection includes the right ticket for every trip and (almost) every occasion. No matter where your journey is taking you.


Rights & RMV Guarantees

In case of delays in local transport, passengers can get a portion of their money back or take the journey by a different means of transport.

Find out more

RMV Contact

Suggestions, praise and critique can easily be given online.

RMV Service Portal

The RMV Service Hotline is available 24 hours a day for general information: +49 (0)69/24248024


Timetable RB11

download here… (valid from April 1st, 2023)

Timetable RB12

download here…

Timetable RB15

download here…

Timetable RB16

download here… (valid from April 1st, 2023)

Terms of transportation

Lost & Found

To the DB Portal

Further Information

You can find out everything about the Taunus Network and the RMV

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a direct link to the FAQs page: