Driver training is of paramount importance to transport operators, but in an industry with very little downtime, how can they do this efficiently while ensuring that everyone gets the most out of the experience? Thomas Kritzer and Ralph Fromwald at Wiener Linien explain how technological advances are changing the way training…
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Berliners could be paying the equivalent of €1 a day for their public transport as mayor Michael Müller sets his sights on the Vienna Model.
With passenger numbers on the up and the constraints this puts on capacity, control rooms are put under increasing pressure. Thomas Kritzer, Head of the Tramway Operations Division at Wiener Linien, explains how digitalisation can help, with intelligent assistants stepping in to do what humans can’t.
20 September 2017 | By Intelligent Transport
Operators Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG have commissioned Kiepe Electric and IFE to refurbish 78 Stadtbahn cars for mass transit in Vienna.
Thomas Kritzer – Head of the Department for Security and Service at Wiener Linien – gives an overview of the approach and use of CCTV for Vienna’s public transport network, highlighting its operational benefits and how the arrival of new technology can provide greater security advantages in the future.
2 November 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport
Public transport operator Wiener Linien has awarded a contract to electrify new sections of Vienna’s U1 Line to SPL Powerlines Austria.
2 November 2015 | By Günter Steinbauer, Chief Executive Officer of Wiener Linien
Vienna’s longest underground line, the U6, currently runs for over 17km from the north to the south of the city. A trip from Siebenhirten on the southernmost edge of the city to Floridsdorf in the north takes over 30 minutes. The line celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014 but the…
4 June 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport
Vienna Transport Authority Wiener Linien has signed a contract with Bombardier for the supply of 119 FLEXITY trams and the maintenance of up to 156 vehicles.
24 October 2014 | By Günter Steinbauer – CEO of Wiener Linien
Vienna – the Austrian capital – is rapidly growing and, for many years in a row, has been rated as the city with the highest quality of life in the world. Vienna’s population has grown used to this headline in recent years. At the beginning of 2014, Vienna had a…
31 October 2012 | By Günter Steinbauer, CEO, Wiener Linien
Public transport in Vienna is highly popular and is well known on an international level. However, the fact that Vienna has declared 2012 as the ‘year of the tram’ is a real rarity. While the popularity of trams seems to be fading in many countries around the world, Wiener Linien…
3 January 2012 | By Thomas Kritzer, Deputy Head of Metro Operations, Wiener Linien, Chairman of the UITP Security Commission and Intelligent Transport Editorial Board Member
Big events in urban areas involving lots of customers are a regular challenge for public transport operators. Wiener Linien has decades of experience in successfully managing big events and lots of customers. Shortly before Euro 2008, the European football cup held in Austria and Switzerland, Wiener Linien opened a new…