03.06.14 19:50 Age: 5 yrs

First Train-the-Trainer Workshop on eco-driving for tram driving instructors was held in Leipzig

On the 22nd of May, Leipziger Aus- und Weiterbildungsbetriebe (LAB) and Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) organised the first Train-the-Trainer Workshop on eco-driving for tram driving instructors in Leipzig. After the Train-the-Trainer Workshop on eco-driving for trolleybus driving instructors in Salzburg, the event was the second of its kind for ACTUATE.   The event was organised subsequent to a training session for driving instructors of tram, light rail and metro drivers by the Academy of the German Association of Public Transport Companies - VDV Academy in Leipzig.  In preparation for the trainings, the ACTUATE consortium developed eco-driving training materials, and trained about 30 internal multipliers and started to train all 600 of their tram drivers.

The four German external tram companies that participated were: Augsburger Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (AVG), Städtische Verkehrsbetriebe Zwickau GmbH, Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft AG and Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG. The participants discussed the eco-driving training concept and materials and exchanged their experiences in the areas of eco-driving techniques and energy-efficiency. Participants identified two main challenges in implementing periodic eco-driving trainings: the lack of adequate on-board measurement equipment for an impact evaluation of the eco-driving training programme, and ways to implement the training within their companies.

The workshop closed with a practical, on-board demonstration of eco-driving, supported by the driving instructors from Leipzig. The next training will be organized in Leipzig on September 10, 2014. For more information please contact us


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