Test for App-based ticketing with best price guarantee in Austria’s Eastern Region

Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (VOR), the managing public transport authority for Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland, in collaboration with its operating partners Wiener Linien and Wiener Lokalbahnen, started testing a new way of ticketing with best price guarantee using the FAIRTIQ smartphone app. With the FAIRTIQ app, public transport use is charged according to a so-called “check-in

Left to right: Wolfgang Schroll, CEO, VOR / Ludwig Schleritzko, Landesrat für Finanzen und Mobilität, Lower Austria / Gerhard Stindl, CEO, NÖVOG / ©: NLK/Reinberger

Wieselbus lines handed over to Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region

As of June 30, the responsibility for the eleven Wiesel express bus lines was handed over by the NÖVOG to the Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (VOR). On behalf of the Province of Lower Austria, NÖVOG developed a bus system, which was launched in 1996 with the Wiesel express bus system, in order to establish a fast and

Austria with VOR in the Eastern

The new tariff system of VOR

For the past decades there have been two different tariff systems in operation in the so called Eastern region of Austria, i.e. the three federal states Vienna, Lower Austria, and Burgenland. As of July 6, 2016, after years of intense preparations, there is only one unified and consistent tariff system. The figures generated during the


Reform of regional bus transport

The annual Europe-wide timetable change served as the main occasion for introducing entirely new bus and train services in the eastern region. As a consequence of the recently effected coordination of regional public transport services with long-distance travel services, passengers were confronted with numerous changes. While some of the modifications were only a matter of


The 2016 timetable – a new rhythm for public transport!

With 2016 timetable change, due to the start of full operation of the new Vienna Main Station and the integrated cyclic timetable introduced by the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB, the most extensive changes within the Public Transport Authority Eastern Region (VOR) throughout recent years were implemented. VOR took the opportunity to optimize bus and train


The new AnachB | VOR app

How do I get from A to B? When is the next bus or the next train arriving respectively departing? Are there any delays or road works on the route? How do I get in time to my appointment? Answers to these and more questions are provided live via mobile phone since 1st June. To

Traffic Information Austria (VAO)

Traffic Information Austria is a high-quality, Austrian-wide, intermodal traffic information system, which is built and authorized by traffic infrastructure, traffic information, and transportation providers. Routing information and other information contents for most traffic means and its linking options are provided, such as: car routing, public transport routing, bicycle routing, Bike & Ride, Park & Ride,


BEST: Benchmarking of customer satisfaction with public transport in Europe

BEST stands for Benchmarking European Service of public Transport. It is a non-profit project that started in 1999 with the overall objective to increase the use of public transport in European urban areas. In 2008, the following cities participated in BEST: 1. Berlin 2. Copenhagen 3. Geneva 4. Helsinki 5. Oslo 6. Stockholm 7. Vienna

20 years of successful transport and fare integration in the region of Vienna

VOR, the public transport authority for the region of Vienna-Eastern Austria (2.6m inhab. on 8,400 km2) will celebrate in June its 20th birthday. The first steps towards fare integration took place in 1961 with an agreement between Austrian national railways ÖBB and Wiener Linien, the public operator of urban transport systems in Vienna. This was