SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 07-08/2020

The limits of standardisation: why local public transport needs its own control and passenger information systems

August 2020 | Torsten Vogel

Regional and local transport will continue to grow in importance in the coming years, no matter whether regarded from the point of view of the question of pollution levels or urban congestion. And supply must grow accordingly in order to meet these needs. The expansion of infrastructure is only one option, especially since it requires a long-term horizon for any planning, approval, and construction. By contrast, one popular idea involves increasing the schedule frequency by shortening the times between trains....

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