Siemens Mobility and business transformation consultancy everis have been awarded a five-year contract by Renfe, the national railway company of Spain, to develop and operate a countrywide, intelligent Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform.
The platform will integrate various modes of shared and public transport, such as train, bicycle, metro, bus, car sharing, and scooter services, so passengers can identify and directly book the option that best meets their needs.
Once completed, the platform will be available in 27 cities across Spain including metropolitan areas such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, and Sevilla.
“We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to accompany Renfe in their aspired transformation from a rail operator to an enabler of seamless door-to-door 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”, said Andre Rodenbeck, CEO Rail Infrastructure at Siemens Mobility.
“MaaS is a very passenger-centred approach and significantly enhances the passenger experience 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.
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 3% and 4%. Renfe’s forecast is that the new system and personalized passenger experience has the potential to provide up to €156 million of additional income in the five years following implementation.