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Bus Study Tour

8 > 10 Jun. 2023
Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid
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Make the most of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit by joining UITP’s Bus Study Tour on 8-10 June 2023.

UITP’s Bus Study Tour gives the opportunity to join a unique learning event composed of technical visits to 3 major Bus networks in Spain with a diversity of technologies and operation strategies to discover:

  • ‘TMB’ Zero-emission bus strategy operating electric and hydrogen buses in Barcelona
  • ‘EMT Valencia’ operating traffic regulation center, double bus lane for urban regeneration, depot and workshops
  • ‘EMT Madrid’ operating its clean bus fleet with electric, hydrogen and CNG buses

The objective of the study tour is to showcase a diversity of bus networks and technologies. Each day will be composed of presentations by public transport operators on the network and the operations followed by a visit to the bus depots and maintenance centres, in some cases also to the control centres and stations.

You can also join the UITP’s RAIL Study Tour on 2-4 June 2023 in Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona before the UITP Global Public Transport Summit.

Why Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid? 

  • These cities run some of the most extensive sustainable bus systems in Europe.
  • The cities and companies have invested in major depot and maintenance facilities, stations and control centres.
  • The diversity of technologies and infrastructure to discover.

What will I visit and learn during the study tour?

  • Presentations by the local transport operator on the sustainable and clean bus strategy and developments in Madrid.
  • Presentations by the 3 local bus operators on:
    • Their current bus system and future developments.
    • Operations management.
    • Vehicles, technology and infrastructure in their system.
    • Maintenance, asset management and Innovation.
  • Visit of at least three major depots and maintenance facilities with explanations by professionals of each company.

What will be the final programme? Can there be changes in the programme?

The programme will take place as outlined on this website, however changes can occur. In any case, it would not affect the travel plans of participants.

Please note that you can also join the UITP’s RAIL Study Tour on 2-4 June 2023 in Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona before the UITP Global Public Transport Summit.

Who and how many people to expect?

The group is limited to 25 participants to ensure a good learning experience. UITP is a global association and participants come from public transport companies worldwide.

Only registered participants to the UITP Global Public Transport Summit can join.

Join this Study Tour
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