Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) - Articles and news items
Buses and trams continually monitored (Stefan Burkhart, Head of Telecommunications, SSB)
Compass4D: a tale of seven cities (Pierpaolo Tona, Compass4D Project Coordinator and Project Manager / Carla Coppola, Communications Officer, ERTICO – ITS Europe)
Multi-modal journey planners are becoming reality for Central Europe (Martin Böhm, Head of Unit ‘Mobility Systems and ITS Deployment’, AustriaTech)
Issue 1 2011 • 25 February 2011 • Wolfgang Arnold, Chairman of the Board of Management, Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB)
On the second weekend of December 2010, all the train, bus and tram operators in Germany set the pre-conceived changes in their timetables and systems into function. For the majority of their customers it may result in little or no changes in their daily mobility routine, but for the customers of the Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG this annual adjustment brought on quite a few alterations.
For six routes of the Stuttgart LRT System (Stadtbahn Stuttgart) this meant a substantial change of destinations and relations.
Stuttgart is a city built on many hills and this results in countless stairs and slopes. Organising public transport in a place like this means you have to be careful not to end up running a network like a rollercoaster! Providing safe, fast and reliable public transport for the people of Stuttgart means a network of bus lines and rail lines winding their way through valleys, up and down slopes and even right through the rock if necessary.