Route 12 and the Swiss Transit Lab

Route 12 is an integrated mobility concept (Mobility-as-a-Service) with planned first- and last-mile transportation. It differs from other pilot projects in being integrated into the existing public transport network of Canton of Schaffhausen and thus uses the existing infrastructure.

For the first time, industry, operators and the public sector are joining forces as project participants to develop the Route 12 and the future of mobility together with the population. The project is accompanied by an ETH acceptance study and aims to integrate concerns and wishes from the population.

Timetable

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Come by and take a test ride!

1. April to 31. October: Our driverless bus is running from 1 pm to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and from 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays and holidays. The shuttle service will operate on a route which connects Industrieplatz with the town centre of Neuhausen am Rheinfall every 10 minutes.

1. November to 31. March: Our driverless bus is running from 12 pm to 4 pm Monday through Sunday and holidays. The shuttle service will operate on a route which connects Industrieplatz with the town centre of Neuhausen am Rheinfall every 10 minutes.

A driverless bus to the Rhine Falls

The future of driverless public transport is dawning in Schaffhausen. A driverless bus service, which is fully integrated into the local transport schedule, has been on trial in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, site of the famous Rhine Falls, since March 2018.

The Route

Since March 2018, the shuttle service has been operating on a route which connects Industrieplatz with the town centre of Neuhausen am Rheinfall (shown in red).

Soon, the route will be extended to take passengers to and from the Rhine Falls Basin (Restaurant Schlössli Wörth), shown in purple and bus stops highlighted in red.

Integration of Route 12 and existing transport system in Schaffhausen (traffic management system)

First and Last Mile Concept

Also, a first-/last-mile concept is going to be integrated in the project «Line 12». Consequently, passengers will be able to use an application based pick-up service allowing them to select a bus ride to Neuhausen am Rheinfall station or other connecting bus stops.

Milestones

Piloting of the First and Last Mile concept commences

From 2019

2019

Extension of the service to the Rhine Falls

Taking to the streets

After receiving final approval by national authorities, the shuttle takes to the streets and interested citizens can try it out. Tranche 1 of research to gauge the acceptability of driverless transport is undertaken.

March 2018

Autumn / winter 2017

Application to operate

Application to operate in Neuhausen is submitted to the local authorities. In parallel, the organisation’s structure is determined and activity formally brought under the umbrella of the Swiss Transit Lab.

Press conference

Driverless transportation is presented to the media at the STL base above the Rhine Falls.

4th July 2017

Spring 2017

Vision

Trapeze Switzerland GmbH and local transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Schaffhausen VBSH decide to join forces to shape transport of the future. Supported by the Economic Promotion Team of the Canton of Schaffhausen, they decide to undertake trials of driverless shuttle services.

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