Smart transfers through unravelling urban form and travel flow dynamics

Smart cities and communities rely on efficient, reliable and robust transport systems. The TRANS-FORM research project will contribute to a better understanding of how people move in different levels of the public transport network and offer new techniques to adjust public transport services to respond to actual demand levels.

The project is a ERA-NET Co-fund Smart Cities and Communities (ENSCC) funded project with five partners, four academic and one industrial. The partners are Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands, coordinator), Linköping University (Sweden), Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and ETRA I+D (Spain).

Three cases studies in the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland will measure how travellers transfer within terminals, urban and regional networks in order to develop methods for predicting passenger flows, quantify the reliability of passenger experience and evaluate strategies for improved coordination between travel modes, especially in case of disturbances.