Siemens Mobility and Everis have been awarded a five-year contract by rail operator Renfe to develop and operate the countrywide platform that integrates various modes of shared and public transport.
Renfe, the national railway company of Spain, has commissioned Siemens Mobility and Everis to develop and operate a countrywide, intelligent mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform.
The comprehensive countrywide intermodal platform will allow users to plan, book and pay for trips in a single application, with the aim of providing seamless door-to-door travel.
Various modes of shared and public transport, such as train, bicycle, metro, bus, car-sharing, and scooter services will be integrated so passengers can easily identify and directly book the trip option that best meets their needs.
Once completed, the platform will be available in 27 cities across Spain including metropolitan areas like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, and Sevilla.
Renfe predicts the intermodal platform will attract a minimum of 650,000 new customers to train travel, who will generate 1.8 million new trips in five years, increasing train ticket sales in the main corridors by between three per cent and four per cent.
“MaaS is a very passenger-centred approach and significantly enhances the passenger experience for travellers throughout Spain and will contribute to making sustainable modes of transportation more attractive”
Renfe forecasts the new system and personalised passenger experience has the potential to provide up to €156m of additional income in the five years following implementation.
“We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to accompany Renfe in [its] aspired transformation from a rail operator to an enabler of seamless door-to-door mobility,” said Andre Rodenbeck, CEO Rail Infrastructure at Siemens Mobility.
“Our intermodal software platform and digital solutions will help deliver one of the world’s most ambitious MaaS projects, that has the potential to set new benchmarks.”
Siemens Mobility and Everis have teamed up to deliver and operate the platform. Siemens Mobility will provide the core technology for the system, while the multinational consulting firm Everis will supply the system integration and support for the commercial operation, including the marketing and legal aspects.
“MaaS is a very passenger-centred approach and significantly enhances the passenger experience for travellers throughout Spain and will contribute to making sustainable modes of transportation more attractive. Renfe is shaping the future of mobility in Spain and we’re proud to be part of this journey,” added Agustin Escobar, CEO of Siemens Mobility Spain and Southwest Europe region.
Siemens Mobility’s intermodal digital solutions are powered by its subsidiaries Hacon, Eos.uptrade, Bytemark and Padam Mobility. With its trip planning software Hafas provided by Hacon, Siemens Mobility reports that it has implemented intermodal MaaS systems across the world including, Dubai, Denmark, Luxembourg, Andorra and soon to be Netherlands, as well as the San Francisco Bay Area in the US.