Linking Danube

Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI).

LinkingDanube deals with insufficient provision of cross-border traveller information on public transport, particularly considering cross-border commuting and mobility in rural areas. The overall project objective is to foster environmentally-friendly mobility options and balanced accessibility in the Danube Region through transnational, interoperable and multimodal journey planning in urban and rural areas. Currently no suitable multimodal, transnational system for travellers exists anywhere in Europe. LinkingDanube especially focuses on connecting less accessible areas to the TEN-T network by linking alternative public transport services and integrating demand transport data into the services.

One main output will be a publicly available concept on transnational, multimodal journey planning services for environmentally friendly modes in the Danube Region. The concept shall serve as input both for the technical development work within LinkingDanube as well as for uptake by project externals. The LinkingDanube Service (Technical Tool) will build, where appropriate, on existing systems and will be implemented in a decentralised way ensuring that each country is responsible of its routing logic. All decentralised journey planners can be addressed through an open application programming interface (API), ensuring transnational routing via one central application operated by end-user service providers.

The Pilot Action will demonstrate feasibility and functionality of the LinkingDanube concept including both integrating rural public transport services in the information flow of national/regional journey planners and linking services for cross-border service provision. For long-term durability of the results, a strategy for the implementation of transnational environmentally-friendly journey planners in the Danube Region will be developed in cooperation with the EUSDR priority area 1B working group.


LinkingDanube is co-funded by the Danube Transnational Programme of the European Union.

Project duration: 01/2017 – 06/2019

Budget: 2,917,930.50 EUR overall, 2,480,240.89 EUR ERDF contribution

IPA Contribution: 0 EUR

ENI Contribution: 0 EUR

Priority: Better connected and energy responsible Danube region

Specific objective: Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas