Ultra-modern mobility in the Alps

11 November 2013  •  Author(s): Martin Baltes, Chief Executive Officer, Innsbruck Transportation Authority and Harald Muhrer, Director of Infrastructure, Innsbruck Transportation Authority

Innsbruck’s transportation authority – Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe und Stubaitalbahn GmbH (IVB) – is hard at work on the biggest project it has tackled to date: the tram/regional train system which is set to heighten public transportation capacity and provide better connections to towns in the outlying areas of the city of Innsbruck.

The state capital of Innsbruck lies in the heart of the Alps in Tyrol’s Inn Valley, through which runs one of Europe’s major traffic routes. In addition to the enormous north-south traffic, there is also quite heavy east-west traffic.

According to recent statistics, approximately 38,000 people commute into the city each day, with around 11,000 people commuting outwards to surrounding areas. In addition, Innsbruck is visited by immense numbers of tourists due to its vicinity to nearby alpine regions and the town’s unique city flair in both summer and winter.

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