All Ticketing articles

  • Infotec and Kadfire have launched the TP series of ultra-slim touch-enabled wall-mounted poster displays
    Rail Business UK

    Touch-enabled displays launched as station poster replacements


    UK: Infotec and Kadfire have launched the TP series of ultra-slim touch-enabled wall-mounted poster displays, which are designed to provide an intuitive, resilient and cost-effective way of providing passenger information and interactive multimedia content in all areas of a station. The 50 mm deep TFT displays ...

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    Multimodal booking platform FromAtoB closes


    EUROPE: Berlin-based multimodal travel booking platform FromAtoB closed at the end of December. In a statement to customers, FromAtoB said 2020 had been a tough year, and ‘no-one could really foresee the impact that this pandemic would have on personal lives, or the economy. After ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Budget cut and end of smart ticketing scheme threaten levelling-up agenda, say northern leaders


    UK: Transport for the North and other regional stakeholders have reacted angrily to the Department for Transport’s reduction of its budget for 2021-22 following the Comprehensive Spending Review, which includes an end to all funding for the Integrated Smart Ticketing programme. TfN’s 2021-22 ...

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    Booking train tickets on Google Maps


    SOUTH KOREA: Technology company Ntuple and national rail operator Korail have expanded the ga-G chatbot service to enable users to book train tickets directly on Google Maps. The interface is available in Korean, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese, and is intended to make it easier for ...

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    Metro Report International

    QR code ticketing to go live in Hong Kong


    CHINA: MTR Corp and electronic wallet company AlipayHK are to launch QR code payment on Hong Kong’s rail network on January 23. Passengers will be able to tap the entry/exit gates with a QR Code Ticket generated by an MTR Mobile or EasyGo app linked to ...

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    Metro Report International

    EMV Level 1 certification now offered in India


    INDIA: Fime has launched what it says is India’s first EMV Level 1 contactless payment technology testing laboratory and certification service, in support of the national Make in India programme. ‘Indian terminal manufacturers no longer need to travel overseas to obtain their EMVCo Level 1 contactless ...

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    Metro Report International

    Moscow Metro expands payment options


    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has worked with VTB bank, Google and Mastercard to enable passengers to use Google Pay on Android devices. Other payment systems are to be added. A smartphone with the screen turned on needs to be tapped on to the turnstile. ‘We see ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro introduces smartphone ticketing


    UK: Tyne Wear Metro passengers can now use an Android smartphone to pay for travel and open ticket gates, in a partnership between transport authority Nexus, Google Pay, mobile ticketing provider Yotra Ltd, ticketing and gating supplier Scheidt Bachmann and Newcastle-based software company ...

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    Metro Report International

    Tours deploys interoperable smartphone ticketing platform


    FRANCE: Conduent’s Seamless Transportation System contactless payment technology has been rolled out across 21 trams and 200 buses in Tours’ Fil Bleu transport network. Users download the Seamless Transportation System smartphone app and register to activate an account. They then present their smartphone at any onboard ...

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    Metro Report International

    Gold Coast smart ticketing ready for visitors


    AUSTRALIA: Cubic Transportation Systems contactless smart ticketing has now been rolled out across the entire Gold Coast Light Rail network in Queensland, enabling passengers to pay using credit or debit cards, smart phones and smart watches. The deployment is the first to use Cubic’s new platform ...

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    Metro Report International

    Amsterdam awards tram and bus card reader contract


    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam transport operator GVB has awarded Thales a contract to supply around 4 000 contactless card readers for its tram and bus fleets The readers will support payment by mobile phone, EMV bank and credit cards or QR code. Replacement of the existing readers ...

  • RaaS would integrate modes of transport including train, bicycle, metro, bus, car sharing and scooters into one digital platform which would enable the planning of trips in a single app with a single payment.

    RENFE-as-a-Service aims to attract new passengers


    SPAIN: Tendering is to begin soon for the development of national train operator RENFE Operadora’s planned ‘RENFE-as-a-Service’ digital platform for planning and purchasing multimodal door-to-door journeys. Expected to launch by the end of 2021, RaaS would integrate modes of transport including train, bicycle, metro, bus, car ...

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    Metro Report International

    Account-based ticketing-as-a-service offered off-the-shelf


    USA: Ticketing technology company Masabi has worked with Regional Transit Service in Rochester, New York, to deploy what it says is the first account-based ticketing system powered by an off-the-shelf, MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform. The RTS Go fare payment system, which is based on Masabi’s Justride ...

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    Iarnród Éireann ticketing systems move to SaaS model


    IRELAND: As part of ongoing ticketing systems support contract, Cubic Transport Systems and partner Sqills have started the migration of Iarnród Éireann’s Sqills S3 Passenger booking, reservation and revenue management software from on-site hosting to a Software-as-a-Service model. ‘By adopting an ongoing upgrade path, Iarnród Éireann ...

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    Metro Report International

    Contactless payment introduced in Adelaide


    AUSTRALIA: Conduent Transportation has deployed a contactless open payment system for the Adelaide tram network, enabling passengers to use Visa, MasterCard and NFC-enabled smart devices to pay their fares. It uses Conduent’s Atlas platform, which was already used by the South Australian Public Transport Authority, with ...

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    Metro Report International

    Ticket validators give operator multiple options


    CANADA: Software-agnostic ticket validator supplier Access-IS is supplying more than 1 000 of its VAL1000 devices for the roll-out of Masabi’s MyFare contactless mobile ticketing at Calgary Transit. The validation units are powered by Masabi’s Justride Inspect software. Passengers scan dynamic and encrypted mobile passes when ...

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    Metro Report International

    Check-in/Be-out ticketing goes live


    GERMANY: Following testing, municipal operator Stadtwerke Osnabrück has gone live with Check-in/Be-out bus ticketing using the YANiQ app based on the XiXo platform. Passengers swipe to check in, and the system automatically logs them out when they alight. Users receive a bill at the end of ...

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    Rail Business UK

    TOCs migrate to S3 Passenger inventory management platform


    UK: An initial four Train Operating Companies have begun using the S3 Passenger inventory management and reservations platform which Dutch company Sqills has supplied under a contract awarded by the Rail Delivery Group. A further 14 operators are scheduled to follow by early November. S3 Passenger ...

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    VIA Rail to increase self-service ticketing functions


    CANADA: Sqills has begun work to implement an inventory management, reservation and ticketing platform for national passenger operator VIA Rail. This marks the Dutch software-as-a-service company’s entry into the North American market, as part of its ambition to become a leading global provider of reservation and ...

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    Expedia sells SilverRail rail ticketing business


    INTERNATIONAL: Expedia Group has sold rail ticket retailing and distribution platform developer SilverRail Technologies to its management. SilverRail said the transaction which was completed on October 2 would enable it to operate as an independent entity, ‘with renewed focus on a carrier-centric business strategy’. Expedia ...