Salzburg simplifies ticket purchase with XIXO from eos.uptrade: check in and travel at the best price
The public test phase of the Salzburg Transport 2GO app proved to be a positive experience.
Hamburg, May 25th 2023. In mid-April, the Salzburger Verkehrsverbund started a new era of ticket purchasing with the check-in/assisted check-out app Salzburg Verkehr 2GO by eos.uptrade. With the new app, passengers can check in at the start of a public transport journey with a simple swipe over their smartphone display and directly receive a valid ticket for all public transport in the state of Salzburg. Once you've reached your destination, it's just as easy to check out again. If you forget to check out, the app automatically reminds you. Various sensor data is used to calculate all the routes traveled, and the lowest total fare is determined on a weekly basis. Not only one-way tickets are taken into account, but also hourly, daily and weekly rates. The calculated travel costs are automatically debited from the stored means of payment. Since the start of the test phase, Salzburg Transport 2GO has been well received by passengers and is developing into an attractive alternative to traditional ticket purchasing.
"Flexible, innovative and economical - the new app is a real asset for public transport in Salzburg. With the simple application, you can spontaneously use the public transport without having to worry about fares or ticket purchases. This is ideal for occasional riders and all those who do not yet use a Klimaticket Salzburg," explains Landesrat Stefan Schnöll.
Mathias Hüske, CEO of eos.uptrade, adds: "We are very pleased that our long-time customer Salzburger Verkehrsverbund now also relies on check-in/-out and has chosen our innovative XIXO product. With this, we are jointly enhancing passenger satisfaction in Salzburg and, at the same time, promoting the use of climate-friendly public transport."
"The best price calculation works on a daily and weekly basis. Thus, occasional drivers can easily use public transport and be sure that the lowest price is calculated. Occasional passengers who become real changers then have the ideal offer with the Salzburg climate ticket for 365 euros per year," says Johannes Gfrerer, Managing Director of Salzburger Verkehrsverbund GmbH, explaining the decision in favor of the weekly best price.
The Salzburg Verkehr 2GO app from eos.uptrade has a direct connection to the eos.ticketshop, making it particularly convenient for passengers to use. Existing customers do not need to register and enter payment methods again. HAFAS.tariff from Hacon is used for correct price calculation.
More information and download links at: https://salzburg-verkehr.at/2GO
eos.uptrade is a software company for online sales systems and ticketing solutions with a focus on public transport. As an innovative software specialist, the company is the market leader in German-speaking countries. With headquarters in Hamburg and three further locations in Bremen, Lübeck and Dresden, the company currently employs around 130 people. You can find further information at: www.eos-uptrade.de