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Taking action to cater for all groups of passengers

Issue 6 2013  •  16 December 2013  •  Damjan Kregar, Transport Operations Senior Manager, LPP

The city of Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and has approximately 260,000 inhabitants. But in the Ljubljana Urban Region (LUR), the number of inhabitants is much higher. The LUR covers 9% of Slovenian territory and around 20% of the entire Slovenian urban population. Alongside the Municipality of Ljubljana (MOL) there are an additional 25 municipalities in this area.

LPP – the passenger transport company of Ljubljana – is nowadays a modern company embracing its 112 years of tradition. It is a public company owned by Public Holding Ljubljana, the MOL and some adjoining municipalities of the LUR. Currently, the company owns 63 buses for regional transport and 208 buses for city transport, operating on 27 city lines, 19 integrated lines and 14 regional lines. There are approximately 357km of city lines, 300km of integrated lines, and around 400km of regional lines – so all-in-all, approximately 1,057km of lines within the LUR region.

The company employs more than 850 staff, the majority of which are drivers (around 600 of them) and more than 120 mechanical and maintenance employees.

Opportunities for growth

Issue 6 2012  •  22 January 2013  •  Andrej Osterman, Senior Consultant to the CEO, LPP

Four years ago we published an article about implementing long-term goals for the city of Ljubljana. Now we would like to report on what has been done since then.

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and the country’s largest city, is the centre of Slovenian economy, politics, culture and transport. It is located almost in the middle of Slovenia at the crossing of main roads running from north to south and east to west of Europe. The distance from Ljubljana to Vienna is 380km, to Munich 410km and to Venice 240km.

Ljubljana’s main provider of public pass – enger transport is LPP (Ljubljana Public Transport), a limited liability public company 100% owned by the City of Ljubljana, which operates public transport services by bus only. Ljubljana has approximately 260,000 inhabitants and including the population of surrounding villages and towns, LPP serves approximately 360,000 people.

Each working day, 120,000 people comm – ute to Ljubljana to work or study and only 15% of them use public transport. The part of public transport for all transport modes moves around 15%. As a result of such a modal split heavy congestion can be found at peak hours. Twenty-seven bus lines currently operate in the city and another 32 bus lines in the suburban area. At present, the company employs 877 staff, of which 552 are bus drivers.

 

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