Integrated ticketing and tariffs in Krakow/Poland

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Aug 2014

Integrated ticketing and tariffs are only available within the city area. There is no integrated ticketing between railway and other transport modes available. Within the measure Krakow will perform a test of an integrated ticketing and tariff solution between the local public transport and the national railway on the corridor Krzeszowice - Krakow.

Objectives / Innovative Aspects

The measure concerns the increase in public transport by 10% on Krzeszowice-Krakow corridor, the improving of the quality of passenger flow, the testing of a solution of an integrated ticketing and tariff between local public transport and the national railway and the decrease in the number of private cars entering into the city. Innovative are the integrated rail - bus ticket and the study and pilot application to test the integrated ticketing and tariff system.

The Measure

Within the measure the City Kraków performed a test of an integrated ticketing and tariff solution between the local public transport and the national railway. Due to limited budget possibilities the measure was focused on one corridor (Krzeszowice-Krakow). There was research and technological development activities conducted concerning the designing of the integrated ticketing and tariff system, including the selection of lines in the corridor Krzeszowice-Krakow, assumptions for integrated tariff system, agreements with the National Rail Company, development of technical specifications of the integrated ticketing and tariff system. Initial implementation of the tariff and ticketing system integrating the railway line between Krzeszowice and Krakow with one line of city public transport was demonstrated. An implementation of integrated tariff and ticketing was introduced in March 2008>

Implementation Status

The concept of integrated ticketing and tariffs has been introduced in feasibility study of integrated tariffs system. The document stated that integrated tariffs and ticketing system in Kraków will be based on experience of polish city Wrocław, where an agglomeration ticket is a surcharge for seasonal PKP ticket called integrated ticket, which authorizes an unlimited number of journeys for passenger to travel rail or bus lines.Several meetings have taken place between Krakow City and Polish State Railways. Taking into consideration standpoint of both City Krakow and Polish State Railways a project of contract concerning implementation of integrated tariffs and ticketing has been prepared. Before authorizing the contract contracting parties have signed an intentional agreement.

Results

All data have been gathered from different sources: MPK, PKP and surveys with measurements which were organized by Kraków Municipality. Analysis of gained effect from examined indicators shows that integrated tariffs and ticketing in Kraków agglomeration will ease passengers’ use of public transport. Among main results it was more than 350 new tickets sold in November 2008, around 20% less of small and large buses passengers in the corridor. A main outcome which came from this measure is that integration between local public transport and national rails, form 1st May 2009 is enlarged to 4 more corridors in the Krakow agglomeration.
Topic: 
Collective passenger transport
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Country: 
Poland
City: 
Kraków
Contact: 
Bozena Górowska
Author: 
Bozena Górowska
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19 Jun 2009
29 Aug 2014