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Keep up to date with the Modal journey.

Modal wins Geospatial Commission funding

Feb 2021
Paul Coster

Modal recently won funding from the UK Geospatial Commission's transport competition, partnering with Transport for West Midland and Open Transport. We're using the funding to demonstrate that real-time journey detection and open standards can benefit Mobility as a Service (MaaS), increasing MaaS users...

My flight shame

Feb 2021
Paul Coster

Last year I asked if we could encourage people out of their cars using personal emissions data. Road transport contributes to ~12% of global emissions, and makes up a higher proportion in countries like the UK (20%), New Zealand (17%) and US (23%)....

Could emissions data encourage people out of their cars?

Sep 2020
Paul Coster

I recently took a leap from the world of energy to start Modal. We’ve developed first-of-a-kind technology that detects train journeys made by individuals (in real-time) using open transport data. Our tech is used by our popular app for train commuters, All Change...

Modal Rail is now All Change

Jan 2020
Paul Coster

A lot has changed over the last few months or so... Most importantly, our app has changed from Modal Rail to All Change, a social enterprise on a mission to improve UK rail.

We've launched Modal Rail

Aug 2019
Paul Coster

Over the last week or so we’ve promoted our app, Modal Rail, at a couple of train stations. The app offers season ticket holders delay claims / refunds in a single tap. Even with lower holiday foot traffic, we’ve had a positive response.

LNER to trial our journey detection technology

Feb 2019
Paul Coster

The project kicks off this month and brings up to £75k in through LNER's Department for Transport innovation fund. LNER staff will trial the use of our tech to detect their train journeys and station activity.