JOKERI Line. A High-Profile Service for Comfortable Cross-Town Journeys

Land use changes along the ring roads surrounding Helsinki have increased travel demand away from the city and the rail network. This article describes the development of a new bus line that will offer high-quality cross-town service to meet this demand. The JOKERI bus line forms a semi-circle at a distance of 7-9 km from the Helsinki city center. This route connects four rail and several bus interchanges and operates at 5-minute intervals during peak periods. A dedicated fleet of 30 new low-floor bogie buses, high-frequency service and new shelters enhance travel comfort and efficiency. Improvements to the infrastructure, including interchanges and traffic signal priority, are planned to reduce travel times. A real-time system for managing traffic signal priorities and information displays has been implemented to avoid bunching of the JOKERI buses and to inform passengers of delays. The service started on a limited basis in 2003 and the service was fully up and running in August 2006. Passenger volume has been high since the service became fully operational.


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  • Accession Number: 01047245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2007 8:34PM