LOW-EMISSION TRAVEL TO
THE UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE
– THE CLEANSHUTTLE

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Low emission travel to the World Climate Conference
by CleanShuttle

The 23. UN World Climate Conference will be held from 6 to 17 November in Bonn. To ensure low emission travel for visitors to the event, transport companies from the whole of Germany are organising a CleanShuttle with battery, hydrogen and hybrid buses. Three routes will provide fast connections between the event venues, the city centre and the airport on all days. Your congress ticket entitles you to the free use of the CleanShuttle. You can find all the information you need for your arrival and departure here.

Plan your route

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Tips for getting to Bonn

Conference participants who are travelling from the North (Cologne) and South (Koblenz) should take the rail lines RE 5, RB 26 and RB 48. The congress badges are valid from 4.11. to 18.11.2017 as tickets in the extended local public transport network as well as on the rail route on the right and left bank of the Rhine up to Koblenz.

Visitors coming from the West (Euskirchen) take the S 23.

If you’re coming from the East, take the rail lines RE 8 and RB 27. At Cologne, change to the RE 5, RB 26 and RB 48 or change at Bonn-Beuel and take the tram.

The long distance trains from Koblenz and Cologne do not stop at Bonn Central Station, instead they stop at Bonn-Beuel station.

Detailed information on the arrival and departure times of trains as well as current delays are available on www.bahn.de, the DB Navigator app and the information system of the regional transport company and association.

Overview of the shuttle routes

The shuttle routes SH1, SH4 and SH5 ensure fast and environmentally friendly arrival and departure for all participants. All three routes also stop on the Museumsmeile (Museum Mile) where five museums are showing exhibitions on natural sciences, technology, art as well as contemporary and cultural history.

SH1

Shuttle SH1 travels between Cologne/Bonn Airport, the World Conference Center and the Museumsmeile.

Download shuttle timetable as PDF.

SH4

Shuttle SH4 connects the Kolumbusring, World Conference Center, Museumsmeile and the new UN Campus stop with one another.

Download shuttle timetable as PDF.

SH5

Shuttle SH5 travels along a circular route starting from the Robert-Schumann-Platz; stops include the World Conference Center and the Museumsmeile.

Download shuttle timetable as PDF.

SHD

The SHD Museum Shuttle connects Bad Godesberg Train Station with the German Museum.

Download shuttle timetable as PDF.

Climate friendly travel with public transport



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Shuttles SH1, SH4 and SH5 ensure the fast and environmentally friendly arrival and departure of participants. Public transport in Germany makes an important contribution to sustainable mobility and achieving climate protection goals. All over the country, the transport companies of the Association of German Transparent Companies ensure people reach their destinations as environmentally friendly as possible – by underground, tram and urban rail as well as by rail.



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In recent years, the companies have also invested considerable sums in environmentally friendly drive technologies for buses. Many diesel buses, for example, have extremely low emissions thanks to the EURO-VI standard. In addition, there are also further innovations which ensure fewer emissions in travel: hybrid, gas, hydrogen and electric buses are, for example, used in many areas. What’s more, an increasing number of transport companies are testing battery operated electric buses and some of these vehicles are being used for the CleanShuttle to the World Climate Conference. You can find an overview of the current electric bus projects in German public transport here.



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Various transport companies from North Rhine-Westphalia are participating in the CleanShuttle. The state which is hosting the 23. World Climate Conference is the number one transport state in Germany – 2.4 million people travel locally here each year. The joint campaign “Buses&Rail NRW” pools local transport activities in North Rhine-Westphalia and, in doing so, helps create environmentally friendly mobility in the state.

FAQ
regarding your journey here

What shuttle routes are there?

There are three shuttle routes to the World Climate Conference. SH1 goes from Cologne/Bonn airport to the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB). The SH4 goes from the UN Campus to the WCCB and the Bonn Zone. SH5 goes from the Robert-Schuman-Platz to the WCCB.

What are the best routes for getting to the World Climate Conference if I’m travelling from the surrounding regions?

This depends on which direction you are coming from:

  • Conference participants travelling from the North (Cologne) and South (Koblenz) should take the RB 26 and RE 5.
  • If travelling from the West (Euskirchen) take the S 23.
  • If you are coming from the East, direct travel by train is not possible. Please therefore travel to Cologne or Bonn Beuel with the RE 8 and RB 27.
  • If you are landing at Cologne/Bonn airport Terminal 1/2, take the shuttle bus SH1 towards the World Conference Center – Heussallee.

What ticket do I need to use the local public transport?

All registered participants of the COP23 are entitled to the free use of public transport (tram, underground, bus and regional trains RE and RB). Free use applies to the period between 6 and 11 November 2017 in the extended area of the VRS (Rhine-Sieg Transport Association).

Where can I get timetable and ticket price information

The employees of our call centre are available 24/7 with information on timetables and ticket prices: bus & rail 0 180 6 50 40 30 (landline 20ct/call, mobile max. 60ct/call). Free timetable information is also available via the speaking timetable on the freephone number 0 800 3 50 40 30. From Mondays to Fridays between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm, we are also available to answer queries by e-mail: schlaue.nummer@vrsinfo.de.

Detailed information on the arrival and departure times of trains as well as current delays are available on www.bahn.de, the DB Navigator app and the information system of the regional transport companies and associations. In addition, there are also timetables with arrival and departure times displayed at all stops.

Will there be disturbances in public transport due to the COP23?

Due to railway maintenance work there may be some disruption to some rail journeys:

  • From 01.11.2017 (6 am) up to and including 17.11.2017, long distance trains from the South will again stop at Bonn Central Station, trains from the North will stop on the right bank of the Rhine.

    All stops between Bonn Central Station and Cologne Central Station will be served with the exception of Köln West and Köln Süd. DB recommends that participants of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (06.–17.11.2017) travel via the ICE station Siegburg/Bonn. There will also be some disruptions in local transport with buses replacing trains/a rail replacement service along some routes.
  • For the duration of the conference, four RE/RB routes will also stop at the new Bonn UN Campus stop.
  • Between Bonn Central Station and Cologne Central Station, the journey time may be delayed by up to 20 minutes due to railway maintenance work.
  • Conference participants travelling from Koblenz/this direction, must change at Remagan.
  • The connections from the Ahrtal and from Euskirchen towards Bonn are not affected by the rail maintenance work.

Further information available on: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/media/898506/rail-track-works-during-cop23-nov-2017.pdf and: http://www.deutschebahn.com/presse/duesseldorf/de/aktuell/presseinformationen/15961512/gleiserneuerung_linke_rheinstrecke.html?start=0&itemsPerPage=10.