The TER Nord-Pas -de- Calais is a transport company that for the French region of Nord-Pas -de- Calais, the logistics of local public transport (LPT ) provides.
The traffic area comprises the two departments of Nord (59 ) and Pas -de- Calais (62). In this region Nord-Pas de Calais, according to the company, were laid the foundations for a more efficient and serviceorientierteren transport in 1978. In fact, only since 1984, there were the plans of the regional finance and control on the part of the French state railway SNCF.
These improvements included not only the modernization of trains, compaction of the clock frequencies or setting up optimized tariff zones. The administration of the Nord-Pas de Calais region presented together with the SNCF before a whole series of measures, which should help improve especially the acceptance of this means of transport. Compared to the time before the introduction of improvements you increased the number of trains by 60 percent, reaching an increase of passengers by 90 percent.
Daily train an average of 80,000 passengers with the TER in the area of Nord-Pas -de-Calais, of which 54 percent of the student and student traffic, 37 percent of commuters to their workplaces and 9 percent in leisure traffic. At about 1800 km route network, which is traversed by 18 lines, 211 stations and stops are served. This corresponds to a density of 59 per km ² breakpoint based on the total land area of 12,414 km ². This is by his own admission the greatest density after the Ile- de -France. In the North there are no bus routes operated by the TER in contrast to most other regions.
2002, ie 25 years after introduction of the system "TER Nord - Pas de Calais ", the two met a new partner agreement. The punctuality of the trains was noted as one of the most important quality characteristics. The second most important measure was the customer information. 94 percent of the trains had less than five minutes late. It was agreed to bonus - malus system. After accidents, technical failures and the like a new customer information system was tentatively installed on the tangent Lille- Valenciennes.
Basically traffic region the line shape of a star around the capital city of Lille. Usually, a distance of two different lines is operated, which operate alternately and bifurcate at the next node station to take a different side of a new "second" line in their range. Thus, it is guaranteed to reach many stations without changing.
In July 2007, a loan of 150 million euros for the purchase of new vehicles from the European Investment Bank ( EIB) was granted. The following vehicle park are currently (2011? ) In circulation:
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