About 3PT

Intelligent and innovative solutions for railways and public transport

Meet 3PT

We excel at using our content-driven approach to deliver intelligent and innovative solutions for railway and public transport challenges. 

3PT is founded by Erik Jan Kip, Dirk Jan Brakel, and Felix Chang: three passionate professionals who have worked on complex topics in the (inter)national public transport and rail market for many years. A sound basis in knowlegde of the underlying technology enables us to tackle very diverse challenges in fleet, operation and strategy. Solving complex issues in the railway and public transport sector is what we still do at 3PT. This is where our strength lies, what we like, and what energizes us: asking the question behind the question and offer well-considered and successful solutions.

A close team

We are a small, close-knit team with a great deal of substantive knowledge and experience and a conceptual and academic level of thought. We complement each other well and look at things from different perspectives and with a fresh new look. We have a large network that makes us flexible and has every specific expertise within reach. Starting with the content, we work towards smart and innovative solutions.

Team

'The strength of the team is each individual member.
The strength of each member is the team.'

Dirk Jan Brakel MSc

Dirk Jan is a senior public transport expert, with 20+ years of experience in operations, commerce, business development and technics / maintenance. Electric bus expert. Good with people, good with facts. MSc Physics.

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Erik Jan Kip MSc

ErIk Jan was a consultant on railway technology, operations and strategy for many years. Before co-founding 3PT he was a systems specialist and technical project manager. He also held several (senior) management positions in the railway industry.

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Felix Chang MSc

Felix has a long standing expertise of 20+ years in the field of rolling stock and the corresponding aspects such as specification, production, maintenance and authorisation.

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Our partners

A career of many years in the railway world has resulted in a large network and permanent cooperation partners with whom we regularly join forces.

Jurriaan Meyer

Founder Bridge2East - 桥东

With his rich experience and network across public transport, semiconductors and cybersecurity, Jurriaan is our go-to partner for business development,  project management and consultancy to clients in Europe and Asia. Jurriaan managed high profile projects such as the introduction of the OV-chipkaart in The Netherlands and the setup up of a railway technology joint venture in China.

Koen Edlinger

Strategist and project manager

Independent strategic advisor and interim project manager. Analytical thinker and do-er. Used to switch at various levels: from operational employee to director. Focus on (international) business development in the field of mobility and sustainability. Fluent French, English and German.

Paul van Mechelen

Strategist at Rafiki

Strategist, liaison and advisor. Experienced at board level. My career includes five years as Head of Corporate Strategy creating a coherent approach to business across a multinational company and acting as personal confidant to the executive directors. Also a proven track record as a strategy consultant. Naval architect by education.

This is 3PT

Consulting services

We help you to set goals and to devise plans.

Ownership

Your project is our project. Once started, we continue until we have achieved the desired result.

Broad view from technology

With each having an academic, technical background and extensive experience, we always have a broad view.

Global network

A solid worldwide network makes us flexible, agile, and all-around deployable.

Our cooperation partners

A career of many years in the railway world has resulted in a large network and permanent cooperation partners with whom we regularly join forces.

Consulting services

We help you to set goals and to devise plans.

Ownership

Your project is our project. Once started, we continue until we have achieved the desired result.

Broad view from technology

With each having an academic, technical background and extensive experience, we always have a broad view.

Global network

A solid worldwide network makes us flexible, agile, and all-around deployable.

Our cooperation partners

A career of many years in the railway world has resulted in a large network and permanent cooperation partners with whom we regularly join forces.