Switzerland’s municipality of Belp is a picturesque rural area with a distinctive natural landscape that is protected. Belp has 11,500 people living in a 23.3 km2 area.
Despite being only 15 km to the north of Bern, Belp faces significant accessibility issues in urban public transportation, which will always obstruct the growth of a thriving ecosystem.
In this situation, mybuxi, the top mobility-on-demand provider in Switzerland, decided to use Swvl’s technology to create a more accessible, practical, and dependable public transportation system, with the goal of offering ride-hailing convenience at a price that is comparable to that of public transportation.
Swvl is an Egyptian startup with its headquarters in Dubai, leading the global providers of innovative tech-enabled mass transportation solutions that raise the level of convenience, dependability, and safety in some of the most difficult and complicated emerging markets.
With domestic travel, interstate travel, TaaS, and SaaS transportation solutions, Swvl is ideally situated to take advantage of the $1tn global mass transit market opportunity. 115 cities throughout 18 nations in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia are currently served by Swvl.
With Swvl carrying 1,100+ passengers every week around Herzogenbuchsee, Emmental, Ostermundigen and Andermatt, mybuxi has already started numerous on-demand transit services in Switzerland with great success.
It was determined to connect several areas of the Belp municipality over a 17.25 km2 area as a result of the excellent experience in the adjacent Ostermundigen.
The service began by establishing 81 “virtual stops” that are ideally situated close to users, including the train station, which serves as a first and last mile point of connection to the Swiss train system with the adjacent towns of Bern and Thun, with a trip duration of about 15 minutes.
The service was introduced on August 20, 2022, and it is available every weekday from 6:00 a.m. to 0:00 a.m. and on weekends until 1:30 a.m.
Using a Swvl white-labeled smartphone app, passengers can reserve their seats on the mybuxi buses for either immediate or scheduled travels.
100% electric vehicles further demonstrate Swvl’s dedication to the community’s economy, sustainability, and cleaner environment.
Swvl’s technology is exemplified by the new On-Demand Transit service in Belp as a paradigm-shifting innovation in the central European region.
The Swvl operations in Switzerland have so far provided safer, more environmentally friendly, and more easily available transportation for more than 100,000 trips.
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