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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

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.

For a live demo and expert talk with Farnaz Tepper, product manager of PTV Lines, please contact Stefanie Schmidt ( You’ll find further information about PTV Lines online:

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PTV. Empowering Mobility as part of Umovity.

PTV Group is a leading global software company for traffic planning, simulation, and real-time management. With more than 40 years of experience in the field of mobility, the Germany-based company provides software products based on proprietary algorithms ranging from microscopic and macroscopic modeling and simulation of traffic to real-time traffic management, benefiting more than 2,500 cities and municipalities. Bridgepoint acquired a majority stake in the company in January 2022 in order to further accelerate its growth together with shareholder Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Since 2023 PTV Group and Econolite are united under the brand Umovity.


Umovity (PTV Group  & Econolite). Mobility for Humanity.

Umovity is a global market leader for end-to-end traffic management and transportation technology that takes a holistic approach to provide safer, smarter, and more sustainable Mobility for Humanity. Uniting the best-in-class solutions for intelligent traffic management systems, cloud-based adaptive traffic control, real-time traffic management software, controllers, cabinets, and sensor products by Econolite, and simulation and predictive modeling software by PTV, Umovity enables innovators and decision-makers in politics, municipalities, and industry to shape smart and livable communities, multimodal mobility, as well as Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). For more information, visit

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