Munich Transport and Tariff Association
The Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund (German
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for Munich Transport and Tariff Association) or MVV is the transit authority of the city of Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...
, the capital of the German
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state of Bavaria
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. Its jurisdiction covers the city and its surrounding area, responsible for the Munich S-Bahn
The Munich S-Bahn is an electric rail transit system in Munich, Germany. "S-Bahn" is the German abbreviation for stadtschnellbahn , and the Munich S-Bahn exhibits characteristics of both rapid transit and commuter rail systems.The Munich S-Bahn network is operated by S-Bahn München, a subsidiary...
commuter trains, the Munich U-Bahn
The Munich U-Bahn system is an electric rail rapid transit network in Munich, Germany. "U-Bahn" is the German contraction for Untergrundbahn or "subway." It is operated by the municipally owned Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft...
, the Munich tramway
The Munich tramway is the tramway network for the city of Munich in Germany. Today it is operated by the municipally owned Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft and is known officially and colloquially as the Tram...
The MVV coordinates transport and fares in area comprising the city of Munich and eight surrounding districts. It is jointly owned by the state of Bavaria, the city of Munich and the eight surrounding districts, which are:
- Landkreis Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
- Landkreis Dachau
- Landkreis Ebersberg
- Landkreis Erding
- Landkreis Freising
- Landkreis Fürstenfeldbruck
- Landkreis München
- Landkreis Starnberg
Transport services are provided by over 50 companies. These include Deutsche Bahn
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, operators of the S-Bahn, and the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft, operators of the U-Bahn, tramway and city buses, together with a large number of operators of regional trains and buses.