Transreport, a passenger assistance app for rail, has landed additional funding from the U.K’s Department for Transport (DfT).
The company has been awarded £410,000 as part of the First Of A Kind initiative (FOAK) to make railways cleaner, greener and to boost the customer experience.
Transreport shares the £9 million FOAK investment, which has been awarded to 30 projects, with the award bringing DfT’s investment in the startup to over £1 million.
The funds will enable Transreport to develop its passenger assistance app, which disabled passengers to request assistance for journeys across the rail network.
The app launched across the U.K. in May and the company is working on functionality enabling real-time validation of the availability of accessibility equipment at the time of booking.
Transreport is also working on a further project, also part of the FOAK initiative, to improve rail cleanliness by helping train companies monitor and manage cleaning.
The latest investment comes on top of £2.5 million in funding announced in March this year.
Other winning projects include a system to monitor people flow enabling station operators to tackle bottlenecks and a project connecting passengers with what's outside through geolocated audio stories.