Siemens Mobility and everis win deal to develop MaaS platform for Renfe
Siemens Mobility and everis sign a five-year contract with Renfe, the national railway company of Spain, to develop and operate a countrywide, intelligent Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform.
The comprehensive MaaS platform will allow passengers to plan, book and pay for trips in a single application. The digital programme will integrate various modes of shared and public transport including: train, bicycle, metro, bus, car-sharing, and scooter services, ensuring passengers a seamless travel journey, as well as allowing users to easily identify and directly book the trip option that best meets their needs.
As a team effort, 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.
Andre Rodenbeck, CEO of Rail Infrastructure at Siemens Mobility, said: “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.”
“MaaS is a very passenger-centered approach and significantly enhances the passenger experience for travelers throughout Spain and will contribute to making sustainable modes of transportation more attractive,” explained Agustin Escobar, CEO of Siemens Mobility Spain and Southwest Europe region. “Renfe is shaping the future of mobility in Spain and we’re proud to be part of this journey.”
Siemens Mobility’s digital solutions are powered by its subsidiaries: Hacon, eos.uptrade, Bytemark and Padam Mobility. With its excursion mapping software HAFAS provided by Hacon, Siemens Mobility has successfully implemented intermodal MaaS systems across the world including locations such as: Dubai, Denmark, Luxembourg, Andorra, the proposed Netherlands, as well as the San Francisco Bay Area in the U.S.
Pedro Mur, Head of Mobility, Transport and Logistics at everis NTT DATA, said: “For everis NTT DATA, it is an authentic pleasure to consolidate our relationship of more than 20 years with Renfe with this strategic MaaS project, which represents a relevant milestone in its transformation process to get along with the new technological and market trends. With this objective in mind, we will deploy our design, branding, marketing, commercial, technological and business capabilities to develop this project.”
Renfe predicts that the establishment of the intermodal platform will attract a minimum of 650,000 new customers to train travel. These new passengers 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. Additionally, Renfe anticipates that the new system and personalised passenger experience has the prospect to provide up to €156 million of additional income in the five years following implementation.
Following completion, the platform will be accessible in 27 cities across Spain including: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, and Sevilla, all of which are metropolitan areas.