All Ticketing articles

  • Boston subway train
    Metro Report International

    MBTA introduces online applications for reduced fare cards


    USA: People with disabilities, including low vision, can now apply online rather than in person for smart cards providing free or reduced fares on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority services around Boston. The process is available in English, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese, and is accessible to screen ...

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    RENFE begins launch of Dōcō Mobility-as-a-Service platform


    SPAIN: RENFE Operadora has begun the launch of its multimodal Mobility-as-a-Service platform which aims to offer planning booking and payment facilities covering all public transport and shared mobility services in Spain. The platform is branded Dōcō, an abbreviation of the phrase ‘ir donde quieras, ir como quieras’ ...

  • Great Western Railway is to launch its Touch new pay-as-you-go smart card for the Bristol area at the beginning of September.
    Rail Business UK

    Bristol area smart card to launch in early September


    UK: Great Western Railway is to launch its Touch pay-as-you-go smart card for the Bristol area at the beginning of September. The Touch cards will be valid on GWR, CrossCountry and Transport for Wales services within the designated area, which radiates from Bristol to Ashchurch for ...

  • LNER is exploring the potential to deploy multi-functional ticket machines that could meet a wider range of user needs
    Rail Business UK

    LNER seeks smarter and more accessible ticket machines


    UK: LNER is exploring the potential to deploy multi-functional ticket machines that could meet a wider range of user needs, including the provision of real-time information, improved accessibility, and alignment with the operator’s smart ticketing ambitions. The operator’s in-station ticket vending machine contract is coming up ...

  • Helsinki trams (Photo: Jori Samonen/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Helsinki smart ticketing contract


    FINLAND: Helsinki regional transport authority HSL has awarded Conduent Transportation a contract to supply fare collection equipment for buses, trams, trains, metros and ferries. There were 238 million passenger boardings on these services in 2021. The first phase of the project is scheduled to begin in ...

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    High speed operator deploys white label ticketing platform


    ITALY: Trainline’s B2B arm Trainline Partner Solutions has supplied open access high speed train operator Italo with an online multi-modal ticket platform enabling passengers to book travel to destinations beyond the 60 stations that it currently serves. It launched July 21, adding tickets for Italbus buses ...

  • ITAL
    Rail Business UK

    CrossCountry deploys ITAL Revenue Protection platform


    UK: CrossCountry has rolled out ITAL’s Revenue Protection platform, following trials with a prototype and testing by selected ticket inspectors. A digital daily duty monitor captures activities throughout a inspector’s shift and automatically produces a detailed report, removing the need for manual data entry and analysis. ...

  • A Series 813 EMU on JR Kyushu's Kagoshima Main Line (Photo: Wikipedia/Amayagan)

    JR Kyushu trials contactless payment


    JAPAN: Working with Sumitomo Mitsui Card, Nippon Signal and Quadrac, JR Kyushu is experimenting with contactless fare payment using touch-compatible Visa cards and smartphones. In a trial running from July 22 to March 31 2023, contactless payment will be accepted at five stations on the Kagoshima ...

  • Trenord Alstom Donizetti EMU

    Trenord introduces ‘buy now pay later’ option


    ITALY: Lombardia regional passenger operator Trenord has introduced ‘buy now pay later’ functionality for ticket purchase made online at or through its Trenord app, thanks to a partnership with Milano-based payments company Scalapay. Passengers using regional trains or the premium Malpensa Express services who book ...

  • Incofer DMU, loco and coach
    Metro Report International

    Central bank to roll out national contactless transport payment system


    COSTA RICA: The SINPE-TP national electronic payment system for public transport is being rolled out on trains and buses by central bank BCCR, which estimates that contactless payments for public transport could reduce cash payments nationwide by 25%. Announcing a contract to provide BCCR with a ...

  • Great Western Railway
    Rail Business UK

    GWR to trial PAYG smart card ticketing around Bristol this year


    UK: Great Western Railway is begin trials of pay-as-you-go smart card ticketing in the Bristol area later this year, using iBlocks’ SmartTIS technology. This is intended as the first step in delivering a wider scheme to other areas of the GWR network. Future plans could also ...

  • Michael Kujas (left) hands over the role of CEO of eos.uptrade to Mathias Hüske (right), who will run the company with CFO Babette Röder.

    Leadership change at eos.uptrade


    GERMANY: Michael Kujas, the founder of transport ticketing software company Eos.uptrade, has handed over the role of CEO to Mathias Hüske, who now runs the business with Chief Financial Officer Babette Röder. Kujas founded the Hamburg-based company in 2000, and it was acquired by Siemens Mobility ...

  • ScotRail train
    Rail Business UK

    Be in, be out rail ticketing trial planned in Scotland


    UK: Discussions are underway for a ‘be in be out’ rail ticketing scheme in Scotland. A pilot could be launched by ScotRail this autumn, with public use from early 2023. Geofences would be installed at stations, with passengers entering the station receiving a message on their ...

  • HID Global has launched its TripTick Halo ticket reader
    Metro Report International

    HID Global launches multi-system ticket reader


    USA: HID Global has launched its TripTick Halo ticket reader, combining near-field communication, QR/barcode and contactless EMV payments in a single onboard device which can be mounted on a surface, pole or desk. Unveiled at the Transport Ticketing Global exhibition in London on June 28, the ...

  • train passenger
    Metro Report International

    Unicard and Amdocs announce account-based ticketing platform


    TICKETING: Unicard and Amdocs are co-operating to use their account-based ticketing and cloud-based payment platforms to offer a multi-mode and multi-operator ‘tap-in, tap-out’ ticketing system for rail, tram, bus and micromobility services. Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President of Technology & Head of Strategy at Amdocs, said the ...

  • UrbanThings suite
    Metro Report International

    Paragon ID acquires UrbanThings


    UK: Ticketing, payment and identification company Paragon ID has acquired UrbanThings, which develops passenger information, vehicle tracking, digital ticketing and analytical systems. The deal was announced at the Transport Ticketing Global trade fair in London on June 28, with Paragon ID commenting that UrbanThings had key ...

  • Moscow Metro Line 11
    Metro Report International

    Russian-developed Faster Payments System piloted on Moscow Metro


    RUSSIA: The city of Moscow and the Bank of Russia have launched pilot scheme enabling the use of the National Payment Card System’s Faster Payments System at 80 metro stations. They said the capital is the first Russian city where FPS with QR-code public transport payment ...

  • Impression of Mitsubishi and Kinki Sharyo train for Phase 1 of Cairo metro Line 4
    Metro Report International

    Cairo Metro Line 4 ticketing and telecoms contract awarded


    EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Thales, Orascom Construction and Colas Rail a turnkey contract to design and deploy the telecoms, control and ticketing systems for Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1 and provide two years of maintenance. The east-west Line 4 is being developed ...

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    Trainline announces Platform One technology brand


    EUROPE: Trainline has launched Platform One as the new brand name for its technology platform which powers ticket retailing for more than 270 rail and coach companies across 45 countries, including its own retailing channels. Trainline said the Platform One technology was already hosting around 78 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Mexican transport ticketing modernisation partnership


    MEXICO: Fare-payments-as-a-service company Masabi and Mexican consulting, engineering and project company Ibergex have announced a ‘strategic relationship’ to supply ticketing and payment technology in Mexico. This will combine Masabi’s Justride software platform with Ibergex’s resources and experience of the Mexican public transport market. The companies aim ...