A route in the city center of Schaffhausen
In a first step, the automated vehicle will run between Schaffhausen’s North Station and the new Stahlgiesserei district. A new district is currently being built where tons of steel were once cast. The area, with around 450 apartments and plenty of commercial space, provides the ideal setting for the participatory pilot project Line 13.
On the route from the north train station to the northern tip of the steel foundry (Breitestieg), Line 13 will largely rely on existing vbsh stops. Later, expansion to additional routes is envisaged. In order to ensure a high degree of flexibility in the context of research and development, Line 13 will be part of the local public transport network but will not be integrated into the official Swiss fare and timetable system. The service will be free of charge for passengers, not least for this reason.