From now on, passengers can also buy tickets for Cologne public transport (KVB) with the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) app and RMV tickets with the KVB app. This is made possible by a common digital interface. The new option is directly available to all users of the RMV and KVB app with the release published today.
"Since DB long-distance tickets have been available for purchase via the RMV app since 2018, we want to gradually integrate the entire local transport sector into our app with IPSI," says RMV CEO Prof. Knut Ringat. "With the IPSI project, we are turning familiar apps such as those of RMV or KVB into comprehensive mobility apps. Stefanie Haaks, CEO of KVB, emphasizes: "This makes KVB and RMV pioneers in Germany.
Customers want tickets from A to B, no matter which means of transport, which network and which provider. This is exactly what we are now offering.
The networking of RMV and KVB is part of the nationwide IPSI project, in which transport companies and associations throughout Germany offer each other their tariffs as HandyTickets. Passengers will no longer have to install the apps of several local mobility providers. IPSI will put an end to this and network the passenger's familiar mobile app nationwide with other mobile phone ticket systems. Expansion to other companies and transport associations is in the planning stage.
Source: RMV and KVB press release of 22.07.2019
Further information about IPSI can be found here.