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Zipcar has partnered with SNCF, France's national railway operator, to integrate into its "door-to-door" mobility service.
After launching in Paris in September 2014, this partnership with SNCF marks a milestone in Zipcar’s mission to shape the future of urban mobility around the world.
This partnership will offer Zipcar members and SNCF frequent travelers the opportunity to complete their journey with a Zipcar on arrival at their designated station, according to the company. With a roll-out planned at 25 stations over summer 2015, Zipcar will have its carsharing vehicles in France’s major cities.
The initiative will be rolled out to SNCF frequent travelers in the form of a mobile application called 'IDpass.' This application will provide SNCF members access to book a number of transport options on the go. Zipcar members will also benefit with increased access to Zipcars across France.
"We are proud to partner with SNCF today to help bring progressive mobility solutions to the French market,” said Massimo Marsili, president, Zipcar International. “The unique combination of our scalable technology platform, combined with our dedication to working closely with transport stakeholders in the cities we operate, has enabled us to build a scalable and consistent offering that forms a critical part of the solution to the transport issues we face in our major cities across the world today."
"SNCF's ambition is to integrate simple, efficient, customizable and shared mobility services,” said Barbara Dalibard, director general, SNCF Voyageurs. “We have therefore developed solutions catering to everyone's needs prior to boarding a train, whilst they are travelling and once they have reached their end destination. Partnering with Zipcar will enable our customers to seamlessly book a Zipcar with the 'IDpass:' you simply open the car with your 'IDpass', get in and drive."
Launched in Turkey earlier this month, Zipcar is now available in seven countries, 470 towns and cities, 400 universities and over 40 airports across the world, according to the company.