MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

The Expo 2000 exhibition at Hannover, Germany, is expected to attract over 300,000 visitors a day, placing an immense load on its transport infrastructure. Preparations to handle this began in the early 1990s, when Move was created as a new company, largely financed by the Federal Government and jointly owned by public and private interests. A structured traffic management system involving all transport modes was needed. For two years, consultants from TransTeC collaborated with the Greater Hannover public transport operators to identify points of interface between local public transport modes and the general public, including car travellers. Several recommendations were made, including upgrading the road network and expanding the light rail service. 160 additional trains were ordered, and funds were allocated for a new station at the Expo site. Move considered using a more advanced ticketing system, but the technology was found to be inadequate for this. Therefore, the existing paper-based ticketing system will continue to be used, but it will be extended to allow Expo tickets to be used on all local public transport. Several Intelligent Transport System (ITS) systems have been installed in a four-lane dual carriageway to the Expo site, to turn it into a reversible one-way route during morning and evening peaks.

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    Route One Publishing Limited

    Horizon House, Azalea Drive
    Swanley, Kent  United Kingdom  BR8 8JR
  • Authors:
    • HOOK, P
  • Publication Date: 1999

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 29-30
  • Serial:
    • TSP EUROPE
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Route One Publishing Limited
    • ISSN: 1464-4339

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00790291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM