Linz Public Transport Company
Key points of the project
|Objective||Information for passengers and infotainment system for 37 buses and 14 trams|
|Installations||480 image screens (17" displays)|
|Technical coverage||206,000 people|
|Operating hours||19 hours per day (05:00 to 00:00)|
|System||Complete system (Digital Media Suite + Hardware)|
Construction of a modern passenger information system on the most heavily-used rail and bus services.
Since 2009, Linz has proven itself as a beating steel city and capital of Upper Austria in the field of public transport, demonstrating not only its willingness to invest but also its capacity for innovation. On board the Linz Public Transport Company's fleet of Cityrunners, one of the most modern low-floor trams in Europe, passengers are provided with entertainment and information by Infoscreen.The program design has a regional focus thanks to the participation of local news partners This occurs on the one hand in the form of local news, the regional daily weather report and on the other hand through details about events.
With more than 96 million passengers each year, Linz Public Transport Company operates one of the most heavily-used public transport networks in Austria. From 2015, all trams and buses will be equipped with the Sycube system. The aim is to reach 150,000 passengers in Linz every day.
One of the strong points of the infrastructure is undoubtedly its modern equipment. Passengers are informed about the next stops and any possible delays. Without a doubt, the new electronic passenger information system and the connection to the Sycube system form part of the success.
Focus on the arts and culture
Announcements of art and cultural events made on board buses and trams in Linz are directly reflected in attendance figures.
Information for deaf and hard of hearing passengers
With the conversion to CityRunner, information for deaf passengers has also been improved further. This constituted a major reason why the old Cityrunners were retrofitted with screens for passenger information.
Complementing the infotainment programme, the screens display route information, thanks to the passenger information system from SYCUBE. Currently, there are plans for a full roll-out. The passenger information systems are perceived as comfortable, informative and entertaining.