• Rhein-Ruhr-Express
    Vehicles in operation
  • Rhein-Ruhr-Express
    Vehicles from the outside
  • Rhein-Ruhr-Express

With the Rhein-Ruhr Express, North Rhein-Westphalia is creating a new quality in regional rail transport. In the future, it is planned to carry passengers every 15 minutes between Cologne and Dortmund and also to benefit from improved connections and modern trains in the rest of the state. Currently, the implementation of the most important rail project for NRW is being worked on in many places. The modernisation of the 53 stations is expected to be completed in 2025.

Facts and figures

  • 15 planning approval procedures in 9 cities
  • 53 stations are modernized for the RRX
  • 6-track extension from Düsseldorf-Benrath to Duisburg central station
  • 84 new RRX vehicles go into operation
  • 800 comfortable seats in the new vehicles
  • Once all infrastructure measures have been completed, the vehicles will then travel between Cologne and Dortmund at 15-minute intervals

Further information: Rhein-Ruhr-Express


Benjamin König
Benjamin König
Dipl.-Wirtschaftsing. (FH)
Sales & Marketing
phone: +49 (931) 35503-551
Dominik Liedtke
Dominik Liedtke

Project Manager
phone: +49 (931) 35503-795

Successful use of EPLASS Professional

Various planning approval sections of the project defined individual workflows for their review processes, which were subsequently implemented in EPLASS. These workflows control the highly complex review processes fully automated. Via the DOWEBA interface to the Federal Railway Authority contained in EPLASS, planning documents are now transferred to the EBA with a qualified digital signature.

The review times could be significantly reduced through the review possibilities integrated in EPLASS via so-called redlining and the elimination of the use of postal services. The possibilities of EPLASS time scheduling according to individual review periods and milestones guarantee reliable information about the planning status for the planning managers and the time schedulers as well as special reports for the management.

In addition to drawing management, EPLASS objection management is also successfully used. The planning, organisation and implementation of hearing procedures is a mammoth task, in which several hundred to thousand objections with a multitude of individual questions can easily come together. Through tailor-made processes, intelligent search functions for standard objections and parallel handling by different departments, EPLASS saves time and money for the project parties.