Stadtwerke Münster closes the mobility gap with new on-demand bus offer
On 1 September 2020, Stadtwerke Münster launched LOOPmünster, a new local public transport service for citizens. The “LOOP” is an on-demand bus that goes where existing public transport options don’t. Via an app, users connect with an accessible London cab powered by green electricity that takes passengers to their destination quickly and in an environmentally-friendly way. LOOPmünster is on the go during the usual public transport operating hours all week from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. the next day, and even around the clock on weekends. LOOPmünster is thus the largest on-demand project in North Rhine-Westphalia in terms of weekly operating hours and also happens to be one of the largest in Europe. The pilot project is scheduled to run for three years and is funded by the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Münster with five million euros as part of “Mobil.NRW – Model projects for innovative public transport in rural areas”.