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MVV launches its SWIPE+RIDE electronic fare pilot

Since 13 October 2020, Munich Transport and Tariff Union (MVV) has joined of the growing number of associations operating a pilot electronic fare system. Together with its partners, MVV has now officially launched the two-year pilot operation of its SWIPE + RIDE project.

The electronic fare system was developed primarily for customers who only travel occasionally by bus and train in the MVV area and is now being tested by registered customers. For pilot customers, the ‘agony of choosing the right ticket’ before starting a journey now belongs to the past, because the electronic fare system and new tech-nology have greatly simplified ticket purchases.

Almost 3,600 pilot customers already signed up in the first two weeks alone, complet-ing more than 3,700 journeys. Interest is particularly high in Bavaria’s capital city.

civity has been supporting MVV in overall project management and the development and implementation of the comprehensive strategy since autumn 2019. The project is set to be completed in 2022.

We would like to congratulate all the project partners (MVG – Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft, Bayerische Regiobahn GmbH, S-Bahn Munich, the City of Mu-nich, and associated counties of the MVV) and we look forward to more exciting years in the project team.