PTV Lines: Public transport planning simplified with new web-based tool

  • PTV Group launches cloud solution to digitize service planning processes
  • Tool enables quick design and modification of new and existing PT services.
  • PTV Lines includes all functionalities, but does not require specific training

PTV Lines enables quick design and modifications of new and existing public transport services.


Karlsruhe 18 April 2023. PTV Group, the market leader for mobility software, launches a new web-based tool for public transport service planning. PTV Lines empowers planners and operators to shape new and existing public transport lines, without requiring expert knowledge in complex planning software.

PTV Lines enables planners to quickly test different ideas and new measures in the public transport service planning, and to immediately understand the effects of changes of the infrastructure. PTV Lines fits countless use cases: From improving timetables, and detours during major events and construction works, to estimating operational costs of different scenarios. The intuitive usability makes it easy to set up and edit stops, line routes and timetables. With just a few clicks, users can model different infrastructure systems, evaluate numerous planning scenarios, and compare operational costs and KPIs. Planners using the new data-driven and cloud-based tool can visualize ideas quickly and share results with their stakeholders. Digitized results from PTV Lines can also be exported and fed into other systems for further public transport planning processes.

“PTV Lines is intuitive and easy-to-use. It’s a lightweight tool which will be a major component in the daily work of public transport service planners, many of whom still rely on pen & paper or Excel sheets, said Christian U. Haas, CEO of PTV Group. “Our latest data-driven SaaS product not only digitizes planning processes, but also accelerates productivity, reduces errors, and increases collaboration across teams to reach the right decisions. This becomes particularly interesting when PTV Lines is used as a starting point in the early phase of service planning and the results are verified by the next team in a deeper analysis in other tools such as PTV Visum.”

PTV Group plans to expand the functionalities of PTV Lines in the coming months, including the addition of accessibility and demand analyses.

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About PTV Group

PTV. Empowering mobility.

PTV Group takes a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. The PTV Group provides software solutions and consulting services to empower mobility and transport for a cleaner and smarter future. Its best-in-class software for intelligent traffic management and transport optimization enables decision-makers in politics, cities, industry, and trade save time and money, make roads safer, and protect the environment. PTV’s software simulate and demonstrate today how tomorrow’s mobility, with all its ecosystems and dimensions, can be realized – from strategic transport planning to micromobility for the first/last mile.

The company was established in 1979. Today, approximately 900 employees worldwide work on future-oriented solutions to create intelligent and eco-friendly mobility for everyone.