Capacity of Citybike Wien stations on INFOSCREENs in busses and tramways!

Since the beginning of September the capacity of the next Citybike Wien station is displayed in INFOSCREENs in busses and tramways in the inner urban area.

For this, the passenger TV broadcaster has developed a software that accesses the Citybike Wien server, queries the number of bicycles in the station and displays this information in real-time in tramways and busses. The service has been in trial since August and is in use area-wide since September 7th.

"The combination of different means of transport is becoming more popular," says Eduard Winter, Managing Director of Wiener Linien. "Citybike Wien stations could already be displayed in our mobile-app 'qando'. With the display in busses and trams we can offer our passengers an important added value." INFOSCREEN-director Franz Solta is convinced that providing this information has an important side effect: "now we inform nearly 500 million passengers in buses and trams per year, that there is an individual public transport, which is cheap, environmentally friendly and healthy."

The full press release can be read here (sorry, German only).