All Ticketing articles

  • gimble 1
    Metro Report International

    Glimble app aims to reduce Dutch transport payment friction

    2021-08-31T14:39:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Arriva and mobility-as-a-service technology company Moovit have launched the Glimble app with the aim of reducing transport payment friction as well as providing travellers with real-time information, disruption alerts and step-by-step guidance throughout a journey. Glimble was developed after local authorities ...

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    Metro Report International

    Subscription version of Transit app launched

    2021-08-24T05:00:00Z

    USA: Transit has launched a paid-for version of its transport app. Core features such as next departures, journey planning and mobile ticketing remain free, while after a grace period only subscribers to the new Royale service will be able to access full timetables and maps for routes that are further ...

  • RENFE train and passengers at Valencia station
    News

    RENFE awards contract for Spanish national Mobility-as-a-Service platform

    2021-08-10T08:08:00Z

    SPAIN: RENFE Operadora has awarded Siemens Mobility and Everis a five-year contract to develop and operate a multimodal Mobility-as-a-Service platform which will enable travellers to use a single app to plan, book and pay for trips by public and shared transport including trains, metros, buses, bicycles, car ...

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    News

    Siemens Mobility to buy booking software company Sqills

    2021-08-05T09:17:00Z

    SQILLS: Siemens Mobility has signed a binding agreement to acquire Dutch public transport inventory management, reservation and ticketing software-as-a-service company Sqills for €550m. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q1 2022, after which Sqills would be managed as separate legal entity and wholly-owned ...

  • Alstom Citadis tram in Strasbourg.
    Metro Report International

    Calypso host card emulation goes live in Strasbourg

    2021-07-27T15:37:00Z

    TICKTING: The Calypso Networks Association has announced the completion of the first deployment of the HCE Calypso Interoperable Application. This enables transport authorities to provide Calypso ticketing using host card emulation software on Android smartphones, greatly expanding the range of devices which passengers can use to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Stuttgart deploys best price ticketing functionality

    2021-07-22T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility subsidiary eos.uptrade has used its XiXo ticketing software to add ‘best price’ ticketing functionality to Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen’s SSB Move app. Once the user has chosen a journey in the planner, the price overview shows a Best Price Ticket option. If this is ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Worldline and Evoke self-service ticket kiosk tested

    2021-07-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway is to trial a ticket machine which has been developed by Worldline and Evoke Creative, drawing on experience supplying self-service machines to customers including McDonald’s, Vue Cinema and JD Sports. ‘The key to a great customer experience on a kiosk is ...

  • Unwire
    Metro Report International

    ICM Mobility acquires mobile ticketing and payment specialist Unwire

    2021-06-14T04:59:00Z

    DENMARK: ICM Mobility Group has acquired mobile ticketing and payment specialist Unwire, which offers a white label platform aggregating services ranging from traditional public transport to micromobility, paratransit, rideshare and other options. Features include multimodal trip planning and on-demand microtransit booking and scheduling. København-based Unwire ...

  • Station
    Rail Business UK

    Flexi Season ticket details announced

    2021-06-02T05:00:00Z

    UK: Further details have been announced of the Flexi Season tickets valid for eight days of travel in a 28 day period. The paperless tickets are aimed at commuters who travel at peak times on two or three days a week, and will go on sale on ...

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    Metro Report International

    Facial recognition payment to be rolled out at Moscow Metro stations

    2021-06-01T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A facial recognition based payment system is to be offered at all Moscow Metro stations by the end of the year, according to Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department of Transport Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov. The Face Pay technology is ...

  • Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Rail Business UK

    Flexible season ticket details announced

    2021-05-19T21:31:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has announced details of the new flexible season tickets aimed at commuters travelling two or three days a week. The smartcard or mobile phone based tickets will be offered by all DfT-franchised train operating companies across England, and are to ...

  • LTG Link
    News

    A ticketing platform so passengers don’t need to think

    2021-04-03T05:00:00Z

    LITHUANIA: National passenger operator LTG Link has awarded Estonian company Turnit a €7m contract to migrate its ticket sales to the Turnit Ride cloud-based platform by the end of this year. This will include the roll-out of a mobile app for ticket purchases. The aim ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail Delivery Group reiterates call for train fare reform

    2021-03-01T16:16:00Z

    UK: With this year’s annual fares increase coming into force from March 1, the Rail Delivery Group has sought to remind passengers and commentators that decisions over fares are made by the government, while reiterating that the rail sector has already put forward proposals for reform.

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    Metro Report International

    ITSO on Mobile goes multi-modal

    2021-02-23T11:00:00Z

    UK: ITSO on Mobile ticketing is now available on buses as well as tram and rail services in the West Midlands, after Transport for West Midlands extended its Swift mobile ticketing scheme to bus operators. Swift will initially offer nNetwork tickets to passengers playing by ...

  • Smart ticketing
    Rail Business UK

    TfN plots smart ticketing future as formal programme closed down

    2021-02-23T05:26:00Z

    UK: The formal closure of the Integrated & Smart Travel programme was recommended to the Transport for the North board at its meeting on February 18. However, TfN is considering options to retain smart travel functionality in its area, funded out of its core budget.

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    Metro Report International

    Siemens Mobility to develop Dutch MaaS platform

    2021-02-22T15:11:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: The RiVier joint venture of national rail operator NS and urban operators HTM in Den Haag and RET in Rotterdam has selected Siemens Mobility subsidiaries Hacon and eos.uptrade to develop a country-wide Mobility as a Service platform.

  • Avanti 390123 at Manchester Piccadilly 250820 TM1
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast introduces ITSO-compliant smartcard

    2021-02-22T11:56:00Z

    UK: Following a trial, Avanti West Coast has launched its own smartcard scheme. The cards are intended to offer passengers another way to store tickets as part of an industry-wide move to reduce reliance on traditional paper media.

  • SJ X2000 train at Malmö C station (Photo: SJ/Mats Ek)
    News

    Swedish ticket offices to close

    2021-02-20T05:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: National passenger operator SJ is to close its remaining travel centres at the main stations in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö from March 1. Customer service staff will instead be deployed around the stations to provide information and assist passengers with using ticket machines, digital purchases and rebooking.

  • Pittsburgh (Photo: Bruce Emmerling/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Getting Ready2Ride in Pittsburgh

    2021-02-16T05:00:00Z

    USA: Pittsburgh transport agency Port Authority of Allegheny County and ticketing technology companies Masabi and Transit have launched the three-month pilot phase of the Ready2Ride mobile ticketing system, ahead of the full launch later this year. More than 600 Masabi Justride validation devices have been ...

  • Smart Kiosk Derby
    Rail Business UK

    Smart kiosk brings the online ticketing experience to the station

    2021-02-02T08:00:00Z

    UK: A ticket vending machine which offers a full range of ticketing products though an interface similar to a website or app has been developed by operator East Midlands Railway, software supplier SilverRail and vending machine maker Cammax. Smart Kiosk uses ...