Korrigo – smart card technology in Rennes
In Britanny's capital city Rennes, passengers have the opportunity to use an ingenious smart card for all of their public transport needs.
KorriGo is a smart card ticketing technology which gives passengers the chance to load monthly passes on three networks governed by three different administrative bodies:
- the city's public transport network STAR, operated by Keolis Rennes and governed by the Greater Rennes Council;
- the Illenoo coach network, operated by the Ille-et-Vilaine department;
- and TER regional trains operated in the Britanny region.
KorriGo encourages the use of the full palette of integrated public transport, from the regional train through to Rennes' automatic metro or bus service. In addition, users have access to preferential rates which are not available for traditional tickets, including:
- cheaper travel during off-peak
- the possibility of paying for multiple passengers with the same card
- special rates according to age, restricted to the Rennes network.
Following the card's launch in 2006, Keolis contributed to the widespread use of KorriGo through powerful marketing campaigns. Today more than three quarters of the Rennes urban network users are KorriGo holders.
KorriGo subscribers can also use their cards on Rennes' new bicycle scheme, LEvéloSTAR. Recently, Keolis and its sister company Effia, specialising in transport technology services, won the operating contract for LEvéloSTAR which was launched mid-2009. This is one of the only bike schemes in France which integrates payment into the urban network's ticketing system.