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Start Taunus

We – the Regionalverkehre Start Deutschland GmbH, or “start” for short – are operating the sub-net Taunus (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.

The following routes are operated by start:

  • RB11 Bad Soden – Sulzbach – Frankfurt/Höchst (- Kelkheim)
  • RB12 Königstein – Kelkheim – Frankfurt/Höchst – Frankfurt Main Station
  • RB15 Brandoberndorf – Usingen (- Friedrichsdorf) – Frankfurt Main Station
  • RB16 Friedberg – Friedrichsdorf (– Bad Homburg)

Current information

RB12: CANCELLATION 29 September – 03 October 2023

Due to construction work, there will be cancellations on the RB12 between Königstein and Frankfurt Höchst from 29 September until 3 October 2023 (inclusive).

A rail replacement service (SEV) with buses has been set up. Please observe the SEV signs on the platforms. To continue your journey between Frankfurt Höchst and Frankfurt Main Station, please use the S-Bahn.

Click here for the SEV timetable.

Bicycles are not allowed on the buses!

RB15: reduced timetable

Until further notice, some connections have to be cancelled on the RB15. In order to be able to realize more connections in the rush hour from Monday to Friday, a rail replacement service has been set up for the cancelled trains , valid from 01.09.2023 until timetable change.

Click here for the list of affected connections.

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

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