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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Public transport in towns and cities

Built Environment Committee
Public transport in towns and cities

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Start times: 9.45am (private) 10.00am (public)

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Public transport inquiry explores international examples

On Tuesday 5 April, the Lords Built Environment Committee takes evidence on the public transport systems of the Austrian capital Vienna and the northern French city of Valenciennes, as part of its inquiry into public transport in towns and cities.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Public transport in towns and cities
Transport and Mobility Director at Simouv
former Chief Executive Officer at WESTbahn Management GmbH, former Chief Executive Officer at Rail Holding AG, and Chair at AllRail

Possible questions

Questions likely to be asked include:

  • What public transport innovation has worked well in Vienna and Valenciennes? What has worked less well than expected?
  • What impact has the Valenciennes tram network had on car usage and other transport modes in the region?
  • Is Vienna’s €365 annual multi-modal travel card cost-effective for the transport authorities? Has it led to more people using public transport?
  • How has using data helped transport authorities in Vienna and Valenciennes to meet public transport demand?
  • What can be done to improve connectivity across public transport modes?

Further information


Room 4, Palace of Westminster

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