When the public transportation company of North Jutland, Nordjyllands Trafikselskab, began renovating its bus shelters in 2015, it had two objectives: to ensure a positive experience for travellers at its stops and to create a common identity for public transport across municipal boundaries.
The transport company, in collaboration with C.F. Møller Design, developed a design brief, and HITSA subsequently secured the contract for product development, production and installation. The transport company, the design studio and HITSA then worked closely together to further develop the design.
The shelters and information pillars were designed with the emphasis on tried-and-tested and durable materials. One of the strengths of the design is that it can be adapted to suit local needs, without affecting the uniformity across urban areas. The light grey of the bus shelter structure and the yellow top to the information pillar make the stop easily recognisable to users. The design also sets firm ground rules for communication with passengers, as information is displayed in the same location and with the same look on the various versions.
As a result of the framework agreement, offering easy ordering for the 11 municipalities covered by Nordjyllands Trafikselskab, HITSA has supplied over 100 bus shelters for towns and routes in North Jutland, along with benches, bicycle parking facilities, information pillars and litter bins.
For HITSA, it has been a hugely positive process, and the expertise of our project department has been put to good use working closely with the designer and customer.