The pillar-track regional people mover is operated in an interval of 15 minutes during the whole day, in peak hours, the interval is shortened according to the demand. Exemplary networks and according integrated periodic timetables had been elaborated for four regions in Austria:
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Background map: Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen / Austrian Map
Speed and riding times
The average speed of the pillar-track regional people mover including all stops, reserve times etc. is 41 to 54 km/h, without waiting times for changing (travelling within one section between two junctions) the average speed is 47 to 62 km/h.
Compared with car travel without any congestions, the pillar-track people mover is in most cases still a little slower, but riding time in the people-mover can be better used for various activities, than in a car. The only conventional means of public transport, which are faster, than the pillar-track people mover, are some suburban main railway lines, particularly regional express trains with few stops. These railway lines would remain in service after realisation of the pillar-track people mover too. Regional bus services have significantly longer riding times, with changing often a multiple of those of the pillar-track people mover and also the intervals are often from twice up to eight times longer, than the 15-minute-interval of the people mover.
About the half to three quarters of the residents of the exemplary regions could reach a stop of the pillar-track people mover by walking up to 15 minutes, 20-40% would have a station nearer than 500 m linear distance. Using a bike, only for a small percentage it would take more than 10-15 minutes to the next stop.