Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Canton Vaud’s common transportation agreement, Mobilis, which allows passengers to use multiple forms of public transport with a single ticket, is to be extended end 2010, Lausanne newspaper 24 Heures reports 1 December.
Mobilis currently joins five separate transport companies – tl, MBC, CFF, LEB, CarPostal – over almost 870km of railway lines, bus routes and metros. But most of the canton is not covered by the Mobilis agreement. This will change in December 2010 when additional agreements and technical solutions will extend network coverage by almost 80 percent throughout the canton.
Difficulties to be overcome include apportioning the costs and revenues between different companies, communes and the canton, harmonizing timetables, modifying existing ticket dispensers, and making a ticket – actually a plastic card with a chip – readable across various existing networks.
Background: “Nyon to be included in Vaud transport system, finally”, 14 August 2009, GenevaLunch
Links to other sites: 24Heures, Mobilis Vaud site