31 January 2019
The trip planner has been improved, providing information on disturbances and tariffs for single sections. © VBB
Tickets can be purchased via the sales channels of the cooperating partners. © VBB
Within Scandria®2Act the partners Public Transport Authority Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB), Skanetrafiken and Rejseplanen enhanced their platforms, where travellers get all needed information to plan and book a trip abroad.
In the beginning of 2019 extension were released. It just needs to use the familiar mobile apps of Skanetrafiken and VBB or the webinterfaces to easily plan your trip and purchase the tickets, avoiding loss of time when trying to purchase them on the spot from ticketing machines.
Working closely together within Scandria®2Act, Skånetrafiken, VBB and Rejseplanen jointly implemented modules that enable the customer to acquire improved public transport route planning, tariff information and possibilities to purchase tickets as well as information on punctuality and disturbances on mobile devices.
The technical solution works within the EU-Spirit network that interlinks all necessary technical systems. Within Scandria®2Act the partners provided a modular extension of the already operating IT systems and architecture.
Thus, the customer will be able to access additional information on tariffs and disturbances via the user interfaces he is used to, i.e. regional public transport information systems www.vbb.de, www.skanetrafiken.se, and www.rejseplanen.dk and their mobile apps. The new functionality allows the user also to access ticket booking information with the opportunity to purchase tickets via the partner booking systems.
The travellers will hardly notice a change, as they will just receive more information through their favourite interfaces.
The new functionalities required intensive collaboration of Skånetrafiken, VBB and Rejseplanen for nearly two years to solve all the technical and organisational questions arising during the process. In the end, the public transport travellers gain functionality and the public transport organisations gained a lot of experience.
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