Public Transportation Planning with PTV Visum

PTV Visum is the only professional traffic planning software that provides a highly detailed representation of all modes of public transportation such as bus, tram, underground, taxi, rail, and train. From investing in new lines or stations to managing schedules, PTV Visum allows you to develop economically-feasible, demand and service-oriented transport services.

Test PTV Visum for free Get in touch

Customers who are satisfied with public transportation planning by PTV Visum

DB Logo DB Logo
SBB Customer Logo (unicolor) SBB Customer Logo (color)
alt text transport for london logo black alt text transport for london logo color

Why you should consider public transportation planning with PTV Visum

PTV Route Optimiser higher profitability
Higher profitability

Check the cost-effectiveness of your service

PTV Route Optimiser Happy satisfied customers
Happy customers

Provide better performance and increased punctuality

PTV Route Optimiser easy planning
Easy planning

Use the strong operations planning functionalities of the software

Public transportation planning with PTV Visum

Comprehensive public transportation planning tool

Use PTV Visum to tap the full potential of public transportation planning and state-of-the-art calculation methods which cover all strategic processes of traffic engineering and transportation planning. Not only does the software flexibly adapts to your company’s processes, but it can also be used as a central platform for public transportation authorities, transportation associations, or transportation operators.

Fast import & export of service data

With our public transportation planning function within PTV Visum, timetable and network data can be imported from most common systems (via interfaces from GIS and timetable information) and used for modelling the current public transportation supply. All services can be displayed and edited in the public transportation network and timetable editor.

A robust set of assignment algorithms

PTV Visum offers a robust set of assignment algorithms to simulate passenger’s behaviour, including headway-based and timetable-based procedures. Impacts of the fare model and capacity restraints can be taken into account in both approaches.

Save costs where possible

As a service provider, you must always check the cost-effectiveness of your service. This includes a comprehensive analysis of results by the operator, line, passengers, and much more. PTV Visum provides a wide range of evaluation options and assists you in identifying potential cost savings during public transportation planning.

Built with passengers in mind

One of the classic tasks of network and supply planning is to provide passengers with an attractive and efficient service. PTV Visum is the ideal tool for spatial and temporal planning of public transportation supply. With its comprehensive analysis and public transportation planning functions, weak spots can be identified and rectified. Even forecast scenarios can be analyzed before any measures are implemented.

Your toolkit for public transportation planning

PTV Visum offers you a simple entry into public transportation planning. These features are available to you all from within PTV Visum:

  • Create a network with supply and demand data
  • Model the entire public transportation supply by integrating the timetable in PTV Visum via the HAFAS or DIVA interfaces or other systems
  • Analyze real passenger behaviour and split revenues
  • Verify and complete route information by checking it against the timetable
  • Graphically depict individual routes and route sections
  • Graphically display route volumes by line
  • Flexibly update survey data with count data

Try Public Transportation Planning with PTV Visum now

Get your free demo version of PTV Visum - the world’s leading public transportation planning software. For 30 days, you can put the software into action with almost all functions. 

Get PTV Visum demo now


What customers say about PTV Visum for public transport

As part of an excellent integrated Public Transport network, a new Public Bus Transportation Service has been installed, with PTV Visum at its heart.

Abu Dhabi DoT

Investigation of the impact on restricting transit traffic on “La Rambla”/Barcelona with PTV Visum.

ATM Metropolità de Barcelona

SBB uses PTV Visum to make investment decisions for its vehicle procurement and their infrastructure projects by relying on a quantitative and solid base.

Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)

Learning & Support

PTV Help Desk Portal

Get in touch with our experts for professional product support or browse our help articles.

Learn more
Webinars, How tos & Co
Knowledge Base

Browse through PTV Group's library to discover mobility and transportation resources.

Learn more
Trainings Calender
PTV Product Trainings

Get the most out of PTV's mobility solutions with training from our experts.

Learn more
Software Packs
PTV Vision Set-Ups

Download setup packages of PTV Visum, PTV Vissim, PTV Viswalk and PTV Vistro. Includes a step-by-step installation tutorial.

Learn more
PTV Blog

Explore how technology enables safe, sustainable and efficient mobility

Learn more

Sign up for your free trial

Get your free demo version of PTV Visum - the world’s leading public transportation planning software. For 30 days, you can put the software into action with almost all functions. 

Get PTV Visum demo now