Alstom step towards MaaS-on-rail, through acquisition of Nomad Digital

TravelSpirit Foundation ‘gold medalist’ partner, Alstom, have acquired Nomad Digital to strengthen their capability to help the rail industry migrate to Mobility as a Service. Nomad Digital employs around 230 people, and is headquartered in Newcastle (UK), with 13 offices worldwide, principally in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Canada, Australia and the United States. Its turnover represents more than GBP 30 million.

Nomad Digital, founded in 2002 in the United Kingdom, is a world leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry. Nomad Digital’s solutions include passenger WiFi, innovative Passenger Information Systems and on-board passenger portals, entertainment and media platforms. Nomad Digital’s is an ideal position to fully leverage the integration and convergence of both Rail and Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) required to enable the MaaS revolution in an industry now ripe for disruption [more detail].

For more information on the MaaS Challenge for Rail – led by our CEO, Alex Burrows please read here.

MaaS Global make in-roads into the UK

TravelSpirit ‘gold’ affiliates MaaS Global and Transport for West Midlands have made a significant in-road to raising the MaaS agenda in the UK, through the signing of an ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ between MaaS Global and the West Midlands Combined Authority, National Express, SilverRail and Birmingham City Council; which commits all signed parties to develop Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the West Midlands, with a plan to launch MaaS Global’s Whim app in the West Midlands metropolitan area in early 2017. Pre-registrations to use Whim in Birmingham can be made on by clicking here.