Modern Rail Travel Starts with Parking

Efficient parking management and hands-free ticketing have long been the latest trend at travel hubs such as train stations. Increase the options for you and your clients parking no longer has to be only about parking.


Salzburg - SKIDATA, a leading global provider of access management solutions, is supporting rail companies in their day-to-day business and increasing customer satisfaction. From home or on-the-go, customers can reserve a parking space, transfer conveniently to public transportation, pay once for all the services used services that impress rail customers and improve your sales.

Comfortable, stress-free travel

With park & ride solutions from SKIDATA, you can provide your customers with a range of options: travelers and commuters can reserve parking and utilize parking services from home or on-the-go via online sales channels. While driving to the parking facility, your customers are kept up-to-date via their navi device: Current travel information such as train departure times or delays can be displayed as well as the number of available parking spaces in real-time or options for charging stations for electric vehicles. And once parking is reached, a hands-free ticket facilitates the next steps. The parking space, the charging of electric vehicles, the train trip, everything can be completed with a single ticket. One ticket for all your customers' needs. And to ensure they can enjoy these benefits longer, your customers can extend monthly and annual tickets via online services. 

Park & ride with added value

A modern park & ride system at train stations not only offers a lot of benefits for travelers. With the support of SKIDATA, you can provide flexible validation and payment options. You get marketing-relevant information about your customers and thereby improve your market value and your sales.
There are several types of travelers. Provide commuters and annual ticketholders with a discount in price or include the stretch traveled in your pricing policy. Flexibility is also available for payment: Rail companies can choose between a number of payment methods such as pre-paid options, automated ticket machines, or pay-per-use for parking services. Thanks to these sales channels, you gain valuable information about your customers that can be reused for marketing purposes. Because stress-free travel makes for happy travelers and satisfied customers, you also increase your sales.

The park & ride system also offers a number of potential uses in the B2B area: Alongside customer parking spaces, rail companies can also rent any number of places to their own employees or other companies. An online administration tool makes this child's play. Employees are given their own IDs. These allow you to personalize access to parking, corporate buildings or other authorizations. There are a number of possibilities and you'll improve your employee services, as well.

Technology that wows

SKIDATA is the right partner when it comes to providing the technology platform, ticketing, and technical implementation of park & ride systems. Innovative access solutions from SKIDATA make it easy to use a range of access and payment methods from RFID tickets (e.g., SKIDATA keycard, Mifare, long-range technology) to credit cards and smart phones.
Successful business models are turning increasingly to online management. The keyword is cloud computing, which provides online access to infrastructure, platform and software services.
You use the internet to monitor and control your park & ride system such as gates and automated ticket machines. All you need is a standard web browser to access your systems and data at any time and any place. You can access your systems at any time, get important key data in real time, and respond quickly. In short, monitor, manage, report and sell online!

SKIDATA's experience and expertise is trusted by companies such as NMBS Holding/B-Parking in Belgium. SKIDATA has equipped more than 30 park & ride sites and over 12,000 parking spaces throughout Belgium. "The close collaboration between SKIDATA and NMBS allowed us to develop a fully centralized software architecture. This concept has allowed us to minimize the amount of human intervention at Belgian park & ride facilities," states Dieter Reynaert, NMBS Holding, about the collaboration with SKIDATA. In addition, the following rail companies are working with SKIDATA: NS/Q-Park (Holland), Network Rail and Virgin Rail (England), as well as ÖBB (Austria).

About SKIDATA

SKIDATA Group is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. More than 7,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, municipalities, sports stadiums, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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