MultiQ wins Metroselskabet’s procurement for information displays
In 2019, Copenhagen residents will start using Cityringen, an extension of the existing metro network. In connection with this, Metroselskabet held a large procurement for information displays, which has now been won by MultiQ. Cityringen is planned to open in July. Information displays at each station will show train departure times.
Metroselskabet is responsible for Copenhagen’s metro stations, which handle around 60 million passengers a year. Information flows on public transport in Denmark are increasingly being digitised. If more people are to be enticed to use public transport, the travel experience needs to be constantly improved. One way of doing this is to supply information that makes life easier for passengers and offers more options during their journeys.
“MultiQ has worked with Metroselskabet for many years, and we are incredibly proud and grateful to be able to continue our partnership. This shows that we have a competitive offer to the market, and solutions which improve the travel experience and help make public transport the obvious choice,” says Mads Henrik Hansen, CEO of MultiQ Denmark.
Many companies are now choosing to invest in smart communication solutions for a smarter society. Copenhagen’s bus route 5C, the busiest bus route in the Nordic region, uses a complete IT solution with information for passengers and between drivers and the transport management team. Last year, the public transport system in Iceland decided to invest in new information technology, and this year Southern Denmark, including Funen and Bornholm, has upgraded the transport information provided at stops and stations. In April, Roskilde will be the first municipality in Denmark to have electric and green buses with advanced communication solutions for both passengers and staff. Skånetrafiken in Sweden has long been one of the driving forces in the digitisation of public transport, with various solutions for use both outdoors and in vehicles. These and other projects have given MultiQ a stronger position in the Nordic public transport sector.