Campaigns and projects

We are constantly striving to further develop and adapt our bus services to the changes taking place in Örebro County, and to our passengers’ needs. This work includes changes on both a minor and a major scale. Information about shorter-term service changes, due to construction or roadworks for example, can be found via service information on the start page.

 

In recent years, we have carried out a lot of major changes and campaigns, which we have summarised here. If you would like to find out more, please contact our Customer Service. 

This is how our new website works

Welcome to our new website! This new website has a new design, new information and above all new features. Click one of the features below to find out more about how it works.

 

If you want to know more about the new features - Please contact our Customer Service for more information and help. 

Journey planner

The Travel planner is located directly on the home page and also under Travel Info. By having the Travel planner on the start page, we want to make it easier for you to search your trip with Länstrafiken. The Travel planner is meant to be as self explanatory and straightforward as possible.

 

Possibilities and choices

You have three possible ways to search your trip:

  • Search trip
  • Bus stop times
  • Timetables

Search

Search trip gives you the opportunity to search from/to bus stops. You can start typing and get suggestions on bus stops to search from/to. You can also use the arrow button to change the direction of the search. You also choose the time you wish to travel before you complete the search.

You can choose more search options to adjust the search to better suit your needs. You can adjust the search based on the following options:

 

  • Transfer time - Normal usually means 0 seconds. At larger bus stops like the Central station in Örebro there is an extended normal time. The bus stops where the transfer time is 0 minutes does not guarantee that the change is possible.
  • Priority - What you want to prioritize the search from. Quick travel time or fewer changes.
  • Traffic - Used if you only want to see a regional bus or city bus. Default is to show both.
  • Maximum walking distance - The walking distance you want to go to/from bus stops and also at transfer locations. At this point, the distance is estimated to be the avian road, which means that it may be a little misleading.

 

Previous searches are saved on the device that the search is done. You can click on the previous search and it will move up to the travel planner search fields. You can also delete individual previous searches by clicking the checkbox next to that search.

 

When you have completed a search in the Journey planner on the homepage, you will be transferred to the page for the Travel Info. This is because there is more information there that may be useful to you when travelling with us.

Ticket guide - Find the right ticket

We have developed a Ticket guide to help you choose the right ticket based on your travel pattern. The Ticket guide can be found here.

 

The ticket guide is a series of questions that ultimately lead to the ticket that suits you based on your answers.

 

The image shows how the Ticket guide looks

Project MerKoll – Service changes in the county

We are constantly working to make the bus the best option for travelling to and from work. By offering more frequent services, shorter travel times and new bus routes, we want to make it more attractive to leave the car at home and choose public transport. As part of this work an inquiry into public transport, MerKoll, was carried out in Örebro County.

 

The MerKoll inquiry took place from 2009 to 2011. The project was funded by the EU and co-participants in the project alongside Länstrafiken included the county’s municipalities and the Swedish Transport Administration. Afterwards, work began to gradually introduce the inquiry’s proposals in the county.

 

The groundwork included preparing various infrastructure measures. This has involved, for example, rebuilding bus stations, bus stops, turning loops for buses and similar. Work on infrastructure has taken, and continues to take, place in dialogue with the highway authority responsible for refurbishment and new construction.

 

The inquiry’s proposals also included changes and adaptations to the start and finish times at the various schools. The aim of this was to make the community’s transport more efficient by co-ordinating buses for school transport and regular services, rather than having them run in tandem.

 

After the inquiry, Länstrafiken has also worked to adapt and adjust the proposed timetables to facilitate changes between different routes and also between buses and trains. This process has also included guaranteeing travel times for the various routes.

 

Who was involved in the process?

Politicians and officials from Länstrafiken, as well as the affected municipalities. Various highway authorities, the Swedish Transport Administration and the municipalities being the largest, were also involved in the process.  There have also been ongoing talks about the new services with the bus companies that operate them.

 

Various organisations, departments, people and so on have been involved in the different phases of the project up to the point of implementation. Some more than others, naturally, due to the point at issue and the work task an individual may be working on, for instance, but also based on when different parts of the project/transport proposal were dealt with.

 

Greater co-ordination between school transport and regular services

The changed routes also mean that more children and young people can use regular bus services to get to and from school. School transport and regular services are now co-ordinated, whereas previously they often served the same routes in tandem. The result is more efficient use of publicly funded transport.

 

What happens now?

After major route changes, there are always adjustments. This is an ongoing process, and we are actively working to find out everyone’s views and see whether we can adapt the routes to make them even better. 

The southern part of the county – August 2015

In August 2015, we made extensive changes to regular services in the southern part of the county and to Örebro. The changes give work commuters to and from Askersund, Hallsberg, Kumla, Laxå and the southern parts of Örebro more and improved travel options. For example, we created more opportunities to commute by bus to and from several of the major workplaces.


In addition to benefits such as more frequent services, shorter travel times and new routes, the changes resulted in:

  • improved safety for children with the installation of new child safety seats integrated into the back supports of two existing seats on all regional buses
  • making it simpler for passengers to work on the express bus between Askersund and Örebro thanks to WiFi and fold-out tables integrated in the backs of seats
  • more eco-friendly fuel for buses
  • making it easier for passengers to remember bus times because, where possible, the services now run at the same times every hour    

 

The result – increased travel in the southern part of the county

The changes made in the southern part of the county in August 2015 have resulted in increased travel. A comparison was made between mid-August and the end of December 2015 and the same period in 2016.

 

Here is a selection of the statistical information obtained:

 

  • In total bus travel increased by 13%.
  • Travel by express bus 841 Örebro - Askersund increased by 25%, from 30,687 journeys to 38,399.
  • Travel on route 701 Örebro - Kumla increased by 15% from 76,963 journeys to 88,653.
  • Travel on route 702 Kumla - Berglunda - Pilängen - Bista - Örebro increased by 59%.
  • Travel on route 704 Askersund - Hallsberg - Kumla increased by 12% during the 2016 measurement period compared with 2015, and amounted to 110,306 journeys.
The western part of the county – August 2016

In August 2016, extensive changes were made to regular services in the western part of the county. The focus was on regular services in Karlskoga and Degerfors and their environs.


Changes made in the western part of the county

Work commuters in the area were given more and improved travel options. For example, there were more options to commute Karlskoga-Degerfors, Karlskoga-Örebro and within Karlskoga.

In addition to benefits such as more frequent services, shorter travel times and new routes, the changes resulted in:

  • straighter, simpler routes for city buses in Karlskoga
  • improved safety for children with the installation of new child safety seats integrated into the back supports of two existing seats on the new regional buses
  • making it simpler for passengers to work on the express bus between Karlskoga and Örebro thanks to WiFi and fold-out tables integrated in the backs of seats
  • more eco-friendly fuels
  • making it simpler for passengers to remember bus times thanks to regular services on the main routes

 

The result – increased travel in the western part of the county

The changes made in the western parts of the county in August 2016 have resulted in increased travel. A comparison was made between mid-August and the end of December 2015 and the same period in 2016.

 

Here is a selection of the statistical information obtained:

 

  • In total bus travel increased by 11%.
  • Increase of 24% for regional buses.
  • Travel on route 500 Örebro - Karlskoga increased by 16% from 146,327 journeys to 169,105.
  • Travel on route 502 Degerfors - Karlskoga increased by 23% from 112,855 journeys to 138,344.
  • Travel on route 3 Stråningstorp - Löten increased from 3,787 journeys to 22,936, which equates to an increase of 506%.
  • Travel on route 342 Karlskoga - Grythyttan - Hällefors has increased by 51%, from 4,088 journeys to 6,158.
Lekeberg and surrounding area – August 2017

On 14 August 2017, extensive changes were made to regular services in the western part of the county, part of Lekeberg Municipality. The focus was on regular services in Fjugesta and environs. 

When services first started up, not all of the infrastructure (such as bus stops) was in place on the national road network. The Swedish Transport Administration is working on the issues, and the missing bus stops and other infrastructure changes are being built continuously from autumn 2017 onwards.

 

More travel options was one change

We created more opportunities to commute by bus on route 513 Fjugesta - Örebro. There is now a bus every 15 minutes at peak times, and every 30 minutes during the day.

 

We also introduced four new routes:

  • 514 Hidinge - Örebro
  • 525 Nalavi - Fjugesta
  • 526 Svartå - Fjugesta
  • 527 Hasselfors - Fjugesta.

Route 743 was extended and now runs Fjugesta - Götabro - Åbytorp - Kumla. The route enables passengers to commute to school and work between Fjugesta and Kumla, or to change and commute to Hallsberg and Örebro.