PTV launches new web-based public transport planning tool


PTV Group has announced the launch of PTV Lines to empower planners and operators in shaping new and existing public transport lines, without requiring expert knowledge in complex planning software.

PTV Lines fits countless use cases, from improving timetables, and detours during major events and construction works, to estimating operational costs of different scenarios. The intuitive usability makes it easy to set up and edit stops, line routes and timetables.

With just a few clicks, users can model different infrastructure systems, evaluate numerous planning scenarios, and compare operational costs and KPIs. Planners using the new data-driven and cloud-based tool can visualize ideas quickly and share results with their stakeholders. Digitized results from PTV Lines can also be exported and fed into other systems for further public transport planning processes.

Christian U Haas

“PTV Lines is intuitive and easy-to-use. It’s a lightweight tool which will be a major component in the daily work of public transport service planners, many of whom still rely on pen and paper or Excel sheets,” says Christian U Haas, CEO of PTV Group. “Our latest data-driven SaaS product not only digitizes planning processes, but also accelerates productivity, reduces errors, and increases collaboration across teams to reach the right decisions. This becomes particularly interesting when PTV Lines is used as a starting point in the early phase of service planning and the results are verified by the next team in a deeper analysis in other tools such as PTV Visum.”

PTV Group plans to expand the functionalities of PTV Lines in the coming months, including the addition of accessibility and demand analyses.


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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).