Vehicle Design supplement 2015
In our latest Vehicle Design Supplement, articles cover the design of the Avenio M for the city of Ulm; how the FLEXITY 2 meets passenger demands in Ghent and Antwerp; and David beer from Transport Focus takes a look at what passengers really want…
- From the Combino to the Avenio M for Ulm
Following a Europe-wide tendering process, SWU Verkehr GmbH and Siemens signed a contract on 22 May 2015 for the supply of 12 Avenio M series vehicles. The order marked a new chapter in the success story of the Combino – a modular low-floor tram system originally introduced in 1994. In this article, Jürgen Späth from SWU Verkehr GmbH and Martin Walcher from Siemens AG take a closer look at the development of the Combino and its progression to the Avenio M, and they introduce the Avenio M version adapted to the special requirements in Ulm, Germany.
- FLEXITY 2 merges design with passenger benefits in Ghent and Antwerp
The travel environment is becoming an increasingly important aspect of a passenger’s journey. Roger Kesteloot, Director-General of De Lijn (Flemish public transport operator), discusses how the specifically designed ‘Albatros’ tram for Antwerp and Ghent has both passenger and financial benefits.
- Are you sitting comfortably?
A key part of a journey experience is the travel environment. David Beer, Passenger Executive at Transport Focus – the independent watchdog for users of Britain’s trains and England’s buses, trams, coaches and strategic roads – identifies what makes a passenger satisfied and how their surveys and research help to highlight issues, point to the best-practices, and guide the transport industry on a way forward.
HOW DOES DIGITALISATION ALLOW US TO MAXIMISE THE VALUE OF PASSENGER DATA?
Find out at the Intelligent Transport conference being held in London on 31 October 2017…
Rütger Fenkes, Head of European Projects & Committee Work at Deutsche Bahn AG will explore how digitalisation enables operators to generate new revenue streams and add value from these insights.