GoSEStran is a new Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app, which is a free journey planning tool for South East Scotland.
Mobility as a Service, or MaaS, is a new way of looking at how people get from A to B. Instead of promoting a single form of transport, MaaS presents the individual making the journey with all of the available transport options so they can make an informed decision.
The GoSEStran app helps you to plan a journey anywhere in Scotland and choose from all available travel options based on journey duration, cost and even the predicted CO2 emissions.
The GoSEStran app is a MaaS trial and is particularly useful in the SEStran region where local and sustainable modes of transport beyond that of the national transport network have been integrated into the app, giving users in these areas even more choice!
The GoSEStran MaaS project is a collaboration led by SEStran and involving Fuse Mobility Ltd., Tactran, East Lothian Council and The University of St Andrews. The project has been funded from Transport Scotland MaaS Investment Fund and Smarter Choices Smarter Places.
The GoSEStran mobile app allows users to plan, book and pay for their journey end to end and integrates bus, train, taxi, car clubs, Liftshare and active travel routes.
The initial pilot phase was focused in East Lothian, but has since integrated local modes across all local authorities in the SEStran region. In September 2023, The University of St Andrews became an app partner. Modes of transport and features specific to St Andrews will be made available in the app over the course of 2023.
There is also a new Demand Responsive Transport bus service integrated into the GoSEStran app. The new bus service is run by Prentice of Haddington Coaches which does not run to a set timetable, and instead offers a more flexible service to suit the needs of the users and is in partnership with The Routing Company. The new service will run between Haddington, Humbie and Longniddry.
SEStran continue to work closely with Tactran on developing and improving the MaaS services, and are excited to announce the joint partnership in the Integrated Mobility Partnership, where we will promote the key findings and help others begin their MaaS journeys.
Download and start using the GoSEStran app to plan your journey today.