Closing the mobility gap
With this new service, Stadtwerke Münster is closing another public transport gap, as Münster-Hiltrup, Münster’s largest district, was previously not comprehensively connected to the city. This has changed significantly with the launch of the new on-demand bus. LOOPmünster now provides a direct connection to train stations, key bus stops and places of interest, promoting local transport with a level of quality and reliability that was previously unavailable. In addition to existing bus stops, the on-demand bus, which has been licensed as a regular service, serves 470 virtual stops, which were implemented for the area using door2door’s data-based comparison of supply and demand. Pedestrian accessibility to the public transport system has also improved enormously, as the new service has tripled the number of bus stops. The operating area of around 40 square kilometres includes the districts Hiltrup, Amelsbüren, Berg, Fidel, Mecklenbeck, Düesberg, parts of Geistviertel and surrounding residential and commercial areas such as Lodenheide. A total of some 55,000 people will benefit from the flexible, area-wide offer.