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Green light for Leeds trolleybus

5 July 2012 | By Department for Transport (DfT)

Trolleybuses are set to return to Leeds after Transport Secretary Justine Greening approved a new £250 million state-of-the-art public transport system...

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Eastern Europe: Žilina, Slovakia – Information, information, information

17 December 2015 | By Jan Šimko, Director of Transport, Dopravný podnik mesta Žiliny s.r.o. (DPMŽ)

Providing urban transport in the Slovakian town of Žilina and its surroundings is Dopravný podnik mesta Žiliny s.r.o. (DPMŽ). With its history dating back to 1949, the transport enterprise continues to grow and with future funding in the pipeline, Jan Šimko, Director of Transport, explores the importance of offering real-time…

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Sofia – a city in motion

16 December 2013 | By Evgeni Krussev, International Projects Expert, the Sofia Urban Mobility Centre

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and the biggest administrative, cultural and economic centre of the country. The population of Sofia is approximately 1.3 million inhabitants and its territory is 1,311km2. The organisation, management, supervision and finance of Sofia public transport as an integrated process are assigned to the Sofia…

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Riga upgrades public transport services and rolling stock

15 December 2010 | By Leons Bemhens, Chairman of the Board, Rīgas satiksme

Riga’s public transport has undergone significant changes in recent years. The electronic payment system has been introduced successfully, and after the renovation of the bus fleet, tram and trolleybus renovations have now started, accompanied by modernisation of the infrastructure. Transfer to e-ticket The 1 March 2009 was a remarkable day…

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2011 – A year rich in changes at TPG

31 October 2011 | By Roland Bonzon, CEO, TPG

As previously announced in Intelligent Transport Issue 5 2010, after several years of feasibility studies, preparation and finally construction, travellers in Geneva will be able to benefit from tram line 14 and its new 6.5km extension to Bernex. At the same time, a major re-organisation of the tram and bus…

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12 December 2010: A challenging date for BERNMOBIL

29 October 2010 | By René Schmied, CEO of BERNMOBIL

Historic changes for the public transport network of BERNMOBIL will commence on 12 December 2010, as the tram network will be completely restructured. Tram Bern West and line G from RBS will be integrated in the existing tram network. In just one day, the tram network of BERNMOBIL will grow…

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RATB’s important modernisation projects

22 December 2009 | By Gheorghe Aron, General Manager, RATB

RATB is the main surface public transport operator in Romania. From the point of view of density, our public transport network is the fourth largest in Europe with 164 routes (118 bus lines, 26 tramway lines and 20 trolleybus lines), with an overall length of 1,929km double-way. The routes are…

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Big network changes for Bern

28 October 2009 | By René Schmied, CEO of BERNMOBIL

BERNMOBIL operates public transport services by tram, bus and trolleybus in the city of Bern, the capital of Switzerland, and the surrounding suburban villages of Ostermundigen, Köniz and Bremgarten. Bern has approximately 130,000 inhabitants and including the surrounding villages BERNMOBIL serves approximately 190,000 people. Since 1999, BERNMOBIL is an independent…

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Rising to the mobility challenges in Rome

22 August 2013 | By Intelligent Transport

Atac is the city public transport company of Rome, managing surface transport (bus, tram and trolleybus), metro (lines A, B and B1 and three regional railways), tourist lines and dedicated charter services (including those for people with reduced mobility), interchange parking areas and fee-based parking lots. Atac was the first…

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Current and future position of public transport in the Czech Republic

22 January 2013 | By Pavel Dobeš, Former Minister of Transport, Czech Republic

Urban public transport systems have a long tradition in the Czech Republic and are well-known operational networks, especially in our large cities. Public transport systems can currently be found in more than 100 different sized cities in the Czech Republic, ranging from our smallest where there is often only one…

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Budapest integrates new elements in its public transport services

3 January 2012 | By

BKV has more than 100 years of history with great traditions and expertise, and has always had an important role in the transport of Budapest. The company operates five big branches (bus, tram, metro, commuter train and trolleybus) in an integrated system. Furthermore it provides cogwheel railway, funicular, chairlift and…

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Renewal and development in Budapest

22 December 2014 | By Tibor Bolla, CEO, BKV Zrt.

Budapest is a well-liked tourist destination ranking 37th among the 100 most popular worldwide cities; 2.7 million tourists choose to visit each year. And with a city-population rising to 1.7 million in 2013 (2.5 million within the suburbs), Hungary’s capital is quickly growing. BKV Zrt. is the main local public…