Benchmark seminar & study visit to Pomeranian Voivodeship


The two day visit to Pomeranian Voivodeship started with the seminar „Benchmarks for the current public transport system“ organized by the Innobaltica company, an Interconnect partner from Gdańsk, responsible for the implementation of a joint ticketing system in the Tricity – a metropolitan area consisting of three cities – Gdynia, Sopot and Gdańsk.

Lectures during the seminar included information on the Interconnect project implementation, Analysis of the quality of public transport systems (click to read the report), sustainable mobility, free public transport and many other public transport related issues. 

Signing of the agreement enabling pilotage on the joint ticketing system between representatives of the cities of Gdańsk, Gdynia, Słupsk, Tczew and Starogard Gdański and Pomeranian Voivodeship’s self-government was the highlight of the seminar.

The following day, two HIE-RO representatives together with 21 other Interconnect partner representatives continued with a study visit and a tour by the public transport through the Pomeranian Voivodeship. 

Road and Green Areas Management office in Gdańsk and the heart of the traffic control system TRISTAR were the first stops of the study visit. From there, participants travelled to the town of Kartuzy where a newly integrated transport node was built around the railway station of the Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway (PKM). 

The study trip concluded with the guided tour around Trolleybus Transport Company Ltd headquarters and depot where the participants had a opportunity to learn about the advantages of the electrified buses over the traditional ones.


Interconnect, the project for “Better public transport services for regional and cross-border travels in the South Baltic area” is an EU Interreg South Baltic Programme flagship project and addresses the challenge of curbing the car-reliant mobility trend in the area.



  TRISTAR traffic management centre



  Study visit to Kartuzy train station, a part of an integrated transport node



  Trolleybus Transport Company Ltd depot