Linking Danube Linking transnational, multimodal traveller information and journey planners for environmentally-friendly mobility in the Danube Region

LinkingDanube tackles the problem of insufficient provision of cross-border traveller information on public transport, particularly considering cross-border commuting and mobility in rural areas . The overall project objective is to foster environmentally-friendly mobility options and balanced accessibility in the Danube Region.

This should be fostered by the provison of transnational, interoperable and multimodal journey planners covering urban but also rural areas. Currently no suitable multimodal, transnational system for travellers exists anywhere in Europe. LinkingDanube will follow a decentralised approach where existing regional systems are conncetd by linking services.

LinkingDanube especially focuses on connecting less accessible areas in the Danube region by linking alternative public transport services and integrating demand transport data into the services. Therfore the integration of transport-on-demand service information is one of the core elements in the project.

One main output is the LinkingDanube Concept for transnational, multimodal journey planning services. The Concept shall serve as input both for the technical development work within LinkingDanube as well as for uptake by project externals. The LinkingDanube Service (Technical Tool) will build on existing systems and will be implemented in a decentralised way ensuring high-quality data. All decentralised journey planners can be addressed through an open interface, ensuring transnational routing via one central application operated by end-user service providers.

LinkingDanube Illustration


The Pilot Action will demonstrate feasibility and functionality of the LinkingDanube Concept including both integrating rural public transport services in the information flow of national/regional journey planners and linking services for cross-border service provision.

For long-term durability of the results, a strategy for the implementation of transnational environmentally-friendly journey planners in the Danube Region will be developed in cooperation with the main stakeholders, integrated as Associated Strategic Partners.


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Linking transnational, multimodal traveller information and journey planners for environmentally-friendly mobility in the Danube Region
Start date
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Budget in Euro
Overall: 2917930,5
ERDF Contribution: 2480240,89
IPA Contribution: 0
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas


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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
AustriaTech Federal Agency for Technological Measures Ltd. Lead partner AUSTRIA
POLITEHNICA University of Timisoara ERDF partner ROMANIA
Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region ERDF partner SLOVENIA
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Project News

  • Linking Danube - POLE 6: Sustainable mobility-Newsletter 1
    - 19-12-2017

    THEMATIC POLE OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS AND MOBILITY Managing mobility of people and goods in a sustainable way is becoming one of the most pressing challenges of today. Mobility can no longer be defined outside the...

  • Linking Danube - LinkingDanube as an early integrator within the European perspective
    - 26-09-2017

    Besides its technical relevance, the work of LinkingDanube significantly contributes to the goals and objectives of the European Directive 2010/40/EC. In priority action a) of this Directive the European Commission specifies the requirements for...

  • Linking Danube - LinkingDanube was presented to the public at the 12th ITS European Congress in Strasbourg!
    - 25-09-2017

    The project LinkingDanube was presented by Alexander Hausmann, AustriaTech – Federal Agency for Technological Measures Ltd., Austria,  at the 12th ITS European Congress in Strasbourg. The preparations for the demonstration of the project...

  • Linking Danube - LinkingDanube - Exchanging with CHESTNUT, eGUTS and CITYWALK
    - 13-03-2017

    Within the frame of the LinkingDanube Kick-Off Event on 27th March  there will be a first intensive exchange with other appoved projects of the 1st Call, invited by DTP Programm to form a so called "Thematic Pole". In partcular CHESTNUT, eGUTS...

  • Linking Danube - Invitation to our Linking Danube Kick-Off-Event - please join us
    - 03-03-2017

    LinkingDanube is having its public Kick-Off-Dissemination event as parallel event to the ISEP Symposium in Ljublana, March 27th (12h-16:30). Every interested party is kindly invited to partcipate. Please find all relevant information under...

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