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    Iarnród Éireann ticketing systems move to SaaS model

    2020-11-21T05:00:00Z

    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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    Contactless payment introduced in Adelaide

    2020-11-19T05:00:00Z

    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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    Ticket validators give operator multiple options

    2020-11-03T05:00:00Z

    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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    Check-in/Be-out ticketing goes live

    2020-11-02T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-10-26T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-10-24T05:00:00Z

    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

    2020-10-21T09:11:00Z

    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 ...

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    Bank to support public transport modernisation projects in the Philippines

    2020-10-20T05:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Land Bank of the Philippines is to provide the Department of Transportation with technical assistance, financing and other support for six public transport modernisation projects. The agreements signed on October 12 cover the appraisal of Manila’s North–South Commuter Railway Extension, a resettlement action plan entitlements ...

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    Metro de Sevilla goes contactless

    2020-10-13T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Metro de Sevilla has worked with Mastercard and Banco de Santander on a €0·5m project to introduce the ability to pay for travel using contactless bank cards or mobile phones. The fares charged are equivalent to those applying to the existing smart card, rather than ...

  • Passes for Italy can also be bought on mobile devices, with more One Country Passes to follow later this year.
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    Interrail passes go digital

    2020-10-11T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Eurail and Interrail Global Passes are now available on a mobile phone app which can be used in 33 countries. Users can add journeys from the app’s travel planner to their mobile pass before boarding, removing the need to record each journey in the paper ...

  • The ALLRAIL association of independent passenger train operators and retailers has called on EU member states to ensure that market-dominant incumbent operators share their data with third party journey planning and ticket selling platforms.
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    Call for booking platforms to be given access to train operators’ data

    2020-10-07T11:55:00Z

    EUROPE: The ALLRAIL association of independent passenger train operators and retailers has called on EU member states to ensure that market-dominant incumbent operators share their data with third party journey planning and ticket selling platforms. Commenting on calls by EU stakeholders for the creation of a ...

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    Ticket gates to lock when train social distancing capacity reached

    2020-10-06T10:58:00Z

    SPAIN: Metrovalencia is working with Indra to deploy a system which will automatically lock its ticket gates to prevent more passengers entering its stations once the maximum number of people compatible with on-train social distancing requirements is reached. The gates will count people entering the system ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Funding sought for Midlands-wide ‘tap and cap’ ticketing system

    2020-09-30T12:50:00Z

    UK: Political leaders from across the Midlands have called on the government to provide £20m to fund the roll-out of a ‘tap and cap’ smart ticketing system covering rail, tram and bus services across an area including Coventry, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Leicester, Derby and Nottingham Current smart ...

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    Voice-operated ticket vending machine developed

    2020-09-28T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: MediaZen is developing a voice-activated ticket vending machine which will provide passengers with a non-contact means to buy tickets by speaking either Korean or English. Pilot deployments are planned for November at two airport stations which are used by many international passengers MediaZen ...

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    Contactless payment introduced on Málaga suburban network

    2020-09-24T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Indra has deployed contactless EMV bank card payment on RENFE’s Málaga suburban services. Passengers pass through the entry and exit gates by holding their bank card or suitable mobile device over the sensor. Indra’s Mova Collect fare collection system then charges the appropriate single fare ...

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    BONNsmart contactless ticketing goes live

    2020-09-11T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The initial phase of what the partners say is the first contactless ticketing scheme in Germany has gone live in Bonn. Passengers are able to use contactless bank cards or suitable mobile devices to pay for travel on bus routes SB60 to the airport and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Railcard discounts now available on GTR smart cards

    2020-09-07T05:00:00Z

    UK: Railcard discounts can now be obtained for pay-as-you-go travel when using Govia Thameslink Railway’s Key smart cards. Key smart card holders enter their Railcard details onto their online keyGo account. Any journeys made are then automatically assessed at the end of each day, and if ...

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    Monitoring fare collection equipment

    2020-08-25T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Cubic Transportation Systems is using the Dexda automated predictive fault management platform to monitor the fare collection systems it has supplied to New York MTA and Transport for London. ‘Dexda provides Cubic’s managers with the predictive insight needed to track event, service and maintenance issues, ...

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    Gold Coast going contactless

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Cubic Transportation Systems has begun the installation of contactless payment equipment on the Gold Coast light rail line in Queensland under a A$371m smart ticketing contract awarded by regional transport agency TransLink. Passengers will be to able pay for travel using smartphones, credit and debit ...

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    MaaS ticketing partnership

    2020-07-31T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Masabi and Helsinki-based Kyyti have announced a partnership to provide Mobility as a Service applications to transport agencies and operators. Masabi’s Justride SDK will be used to provide in-app ticketing functionality within Kyyti’s white label platform which supports MaaS and demand-responsive travel services, journey planning ...