Micromobility provider, Voi has announced that the test phase of its project with Swiss rail company, BLS AG has revealed positive results.

The partnership integrated Voi’s e-scooters with BLS’s rail services from March 2021 to October 2022.

The test phase revealed that the attractiveness of BLS increases with e-scooter offering

Throughout this project, e-scooter stands were installed at two train stations in Bern: Bümpliz Nord and Weissenbühl. Meanwhile, the BLS Mobil timetable and ticketing app displayed the availability of Voi e-scooters at these stations.

The usage of the two services was then analysed using geodata and customer surveys.

The analysis of the quantitative data and survey responses confirmed that Voi e-scooters are often used alongside public transport, and integrating the two services helps increase intermodality.

The confirmed hypotheses include:

  • 70 percent (Weissenbühl train station) to 80 percent (Bümpliz Nord train station) of all e-scooter trips ended at a parking stand, demonstrating that the parking stations contribute to maintaining order
  • The e-scooter parking zones at the train stations positively impacted perceptions of being able to combine the two modes of transport
  • E-scooters have the potential to reduce motorised private transport in favour of public transport
  • E-scooter availability promotes the attractiveness of BLS

Voi has been active in Bern since 1 January 2021, initially offering 125 scooters before increasing to 175 vehicles in January 2022.


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