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Issue 3 2014



Issue #3 2014 – Digital version

4 July 2014 | By

In this issue: A Foreword from Henna Virkkunen, Minister of Transport and Local Government, Finland; Scandinavian Profile detailing the latest developments in Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm; Real-time Passenger Information Supplement with articles from the Franhofer Institute, RTIG and Transport for London; Marc-André Klemenz and Florian Norrenbrock of DB International GmbH…


Real-Time Passenger Information supplement 2014

4 July 2014 | By

In our latest free-to-view Real-Time Passenger Information supplement, Phil Young provides a look at the details behind Transport for London’s new website, Mark Cartwright from the RTIG takes a look at what people really want from real-time systems, and Andreas Küster from the Fraunhofer Institute provides details about ‘SMART-WAY’ –…


Foreword: Enhancing city public transportation in Finland

4 July 2014 | By Henna Virkkunen, Minister of Transport and Local Government for Finland

A well-functioning public transportation system in big cities is the cornerstone for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable urban society. Finland has set an ambitious goal of increasing public transportation usage with a target of 200 million new trips by 2022. For Intelligent Transport, Henna Virkkunen, Minister of Transport and…


The biggest light-rail project in Denmark is on track

4 July 2014 | By Mikkel Kjær Jensen, Project Director for Ring 3 Letbane I/S

The heart of Copenhagen has been undergoing massive infrastructural changes over recent years with the building of new Metro lines. The investment in public transport has now expanded to the outskirts of Copenhagen where a 27km-long new light-rail system will make life easier for approximately 50,000 passengers every day. For…


Sporveien: the pulse of Oslo with a clear mission

4 July 2014 | By Cato Hellesjø, CEO of Sporveien Oslo AS

Sporveien Oslo AS is Norway’s largest public transport provider, transporting approximately 200 million passengers by tram, bus and metro. Sporveien also undertakes extensive activities relating to the operation and maintenance of trams and metro carriages, as well as the development and management of infrastructure and real estate relating to public…


Renewal of Stockholm Metro Red line

4 July 2014 | By Sonja Martin-Löf, SL’s Red Line Upgrade Programme Manager

SL – Stockholm Public Transportation – is presently renewing its Metro services on the Red line with the introduction of new C30 vehicles from Bombardier Transportation, together with a new signalling system from Ansaldo STS and the construction of a new underground depot in the southern suburb of Norsborg. SL’s…


Automated Metros: Where is the driver?

4 July 2014 | By Marc-André Klemenz and Florian Norrenbrock, DB International GmbH

Driver operated metro systems are still the dominant system around the world. However, operators are now more frequently operating fully or partially automated trains, especially for newly-built lines. Replacement of previous lines with new signalling, infrastructure and rolling stock is an increasing process for many metro systems. For Intelligent Transport,…


EPTO – Supporting a competitive market

4 July 2014 | By Jan Möllmann, Secretary General of EPTO

EPTO is the European Passenger Transport Operators association, whose eight members are amongst the group of the largest European public transport operators in Europe. EPTO promotes the development of a competitive market structure for the supply of public transport services and assists and supports the opening of the passenger transportation…


‘SMART-WAY’ – guiding you through the transport jungle

14 May 2014 | By

Andreas Küster – Group Leader for Traffic Information and Management at the Franhofer Institute for Transport and Infrastructure Systems IVI – describes the intention, the realisation and the implementation of the ‘SMART-WAY’ public transport turn-by-turn navigation technology and its further developments in context with car-navigation, electronic ticketing and car-sharing approaches.