DiDi Works with 62 Railway Stations in China to Make Pickups Easier

Didi station at a railway hub (Source: Didi Chuxing)

Didi Chuxing (“DiDi”) on Friday shared the latest progress of its collaboration with railway hubs in China. DiDi has partnered with 62 railway stations across 51 cities including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hangzhou and Chengdu to develop dedicated ride-hailing facilities at the stations. These initiatives include indoor and outdoor signage systems for ride-hailing pickup spots, specialized driving lanes and parking areas for ride-hailing vehicles, dedicated waiting zones for passengers and ride-hailing vehicles; and designated pickup spots for passengers.

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According to a report the company published with China Transportation News, DiDi provided over 100 million passenger rides originating from China’s train stations in 2019, 17.9% of which were requested after the end of the day’s public transportation services. Didi disclosed that because of the partnership passenger transit time was decreased by an average 11.4%, saving a total of 360,000 hours.

DiDi also worked with 160 railway stations across the nation to create over 700 in-app route guides to direct passengers to pick-up points. An anchor of DiDi’s Smart Transportation Initiative, Didi is working to collaborate with broader transportation networks. The company also has similar partnerships with airports across cities including in Beijing and Zhengzhou.