Regus today announces a new partnership between Regus and Nederlandse Spoorwegen (‘NS’), the Dutch trains operator, to offer Dutch train travellers a better way to work on the go. It is the latest in a series of strategic launches by Regus across Europe in response to the needs of a growing number of mobile workers.
Under the agreement, Regus and NS will launch ‘Regus | NS station2station’ workspaces at stations across the NS fast train network in the Netherlands. The workspaces will offer travellers walk-in access to business lounges, secure wifi, workstations and meeting rooms with video-communication facilities. Travellers will be able to touch down for as little as 10 minutes to print or send emails, think, do paperwork, or link up with colleagues and customers. The launch follows ground-breaking agreements with SNCF, the French trains operator, and Shell, earlier this year which have seen European travellers gain access to professional workspaces and state of the art business facilities while on the move.
Under the SNCF partnership, Regus will open drop-in business centres at French railway stations, allowing people to work more productively and professionally on the go. The trial programme between Shell and Regus will see the opening of instant-access business lounges at petrol station forecourts on motorways.
Mark Dixon, CEO of Regus, said, “This agreement with NS signals the end of mobile workers being forced to work from cramped, coffee-stained tables while travelling. Regus business lounges will allow workers to access technology such as smartphones, tablets and the cloud at key transport locations and will provide passengers with access to a professional work environment wherever they need to be. In this way, Regus business lounges will improve the way people work, travel, and, therefore, live their daily lives. And they will provide businesses with new ways to offer more flexible and productive working options, leading to a reduced cost base and improved bottom line.
NS CEO Michiel Noy adds: “By combining the strengths of NS and Regus we can give our customers more control over their time and mobility. Our network of fast train connections and knowledge of our passengers combined with Regus’s numerous locations and their in-depth knowledge of mobile workers needs and wants means travellers get the best of both worlds whenever they are on the move.”
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Regus and NS will launch the first Regus | NS station2station Workspace at Amersfoort Station in April. The planned network of workspaces will include Haarlem, Leiden, Maastricht, Den Haag and ‘s-Hertogenbosch stations.
Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios. Regus enables people to work their way, whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. Customers such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nokia join hundreds of thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to Regus, allowing them to focus on their core activities.
Over a million customers a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of 1,200 locations in 550 cities and 95 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. Regus was founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information please visit: www.regus.com.