bwtarif soon to include season tickets for commuters – civity excited about further milestones in its collaboration with BW-Tarif GmbH
The planned inclusion of season tickets for journeys using different modes of transport in the bwtarif ticket range has cleared an important hurdle. On 16 July 2020, 22 transport associations in Baden-Württemberg and BW-Tarif GmbH, which is responsible for fares in the federal state, in the (virtual) presence of Transport Minister Winfried Hermann, signed the contractual basis for the future bwtarif season tickets for journeys with different modes of transport. The new fare system can already be introduced with the new 2020/2021 timetable – and hence one whole year ahead of schedule.
Attractive bwtarif season tickets
In addition to the current ticket range comprising single trip tickets, day tickets and combined tickets, from 13 December 2020, the new bwtarif season tickets will replace today’s season tickets from DB in Baden-Württemberg. Unlike DB tickets, the bwtarif season tickets will also include commuter train and tram services as well as buses, from the starting point to the point of destination. Expanding the fare system to include season tickets will make public passenger transport more attractive and easier for people to change to more climate friendly transport.
The bwtarif season ticket range includes flexible monthly and annual passes as well as subscription and job tickets for public transport. Season tickets for school children and trainees are also to be introduced at the beginning of the 2021/2022 school year.
Tried-and-tested collaboration between civity, Intraplan and BW-Tarif GmbH
Since 2013, civity and Intraplan have been involved in the concept development and design of bwtarif, both in project management and in content and technical design. Tarik Shah, project manager in charge of this project at civity, notes: “The further development of bwtarif is a complex task, one that involves many different stakeholders and a vast range of different interests. We are pleased that since the project began, we have been working hand in hand with the office of BW-Tarif GmbH and its shareholders towards achieving our common goal, i.e. to make public passenger transport in Baden-Württemberg even more attractive.”