Insights into our holistic cost model for high-speed rail at InnoTrans
Railway managers worldwide are committed to the expansion of high-speed rail to improve mobility and to fight climate change. On Wednesday the 21st of September 2022, Friedemann Brockmeyer (Managing Partner) will give insights into our holistic cost model for high-speed rail at InnoTrans.
Releasing the fourth PRIME Benchmarking Report
The PRIME Benchmarking Report by rail infrastructure managers led by the European Commission has been published for the fourth time. civity has been accompanying this project for five years now and is involved in data collection and analysis as well as in the further development of this KPI and benchmarking project.
Bringing more trains on track: an analysis of challenges and improvement opportunities for European network capacity planning
Increasing the railway traffic is one of the most effective ways for reducing carbon emissions in the transport sector. The EU aims at doubling rail freight traffic and even tripling high-speed passenger traffic by 2050 (Compared to 2015). The German target of doubling all passenger rail traffic by 2030 (Compared to 2019) relies heavily on the implementation of the so-called “Deutschlandtakt”. Through improved train frequency, key routes in long-distance traffic will be connected in a half-hourly cycle. This also means a rethinking of traditional planning principles: while timetabling traditionally followed the existing network capacity, the process of capacity planning will soon be guided by the track access demand. Together with a rigorous network expansion, optimising the use of existing network capacity will be key for achieving the ambitious traffic targets.
End of the first test phase for Home Zone – a huge leap for digital fare innovation
The first e-fare offer specifically designed for season ticket customers ends this week after a successful four-month trial in Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV).
Turning the crisis into an opportunity
Municipal companies are also feeling the effects of the corona pandemic, one key reason being that many of them are still in the early stages of digitalisation. In the past, cultural factors made this situation even more difficult. The pandemic has now acutely shown just how important these factors are. In this interview, Friederike Lauruschkus and Philipp Guttschuß give insights into the current developments.
Dr. Julian Zuber from civity now CEO of GermanZero
Since GermanZero was established last year, Julian Zuber has been a volunteer with the NGO. This year, civity also supported the work of GermanZero in one project. Now, Julian Zuber is taking over the role of CEO and Climate Policy Director at GermanZero.
Study on the effects of corona on the transport sector in Europe published
Together with our French partner PMP Conseil, we analysed and evaluated the consequences of the first lockdown on public transport in France, Belgium and the DACH region and derived recommendations for necessary further steps by public transport authorities and transport operators.
Automated operation – benefits and costs in the mainline railway sector
In contrast to urban rail systems worldwide, it is still early days for the digitalisation and automation of mainline railways. Together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), civity has analysed possible applications and scenarios.