All Ticketing articles – Page 11

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    Comprehensive mobility cuts the mustard


    FRANCE: A new operations contract for the Divia public transport network in Greater Dijon came into effect on January 1, with an expanded scope. In addition to managing the bus and tram networks, Keolis will be responsible for cycle hire and car parking. Keolis says that this ‘comprehensive mobility approach’ ...

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    JR East offers Suica on Apple Pay


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway is to offer its Suica smart ticketing and contactless payment system on Apple Pay from October, having redesigned Suica for iPhone7 and Apple Watch Series 2 devices. Users can add their Suica card or season ticket to their device, keeping all their credit and pre-paid cards ...

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    Northern Ireland ticketing upgrade


    UK: Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard announced on September 5 that Parkeon has been selected to modernise ticketing under a £45m investment programme. ‘The current ticketing system was introduced 15 years ago and serves around 80 million passenger journeys every year’, said Hazzard, adding that ‘a high quality ...

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    Singapore to pilot account-based ticketing


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority and Mastercard have signed a partnership agreement for the launch of account-based metro and bus ticket payment by the end of this year. They aim is to attract at least 100 000 users for the pilot deployment. Mastercard customers will be able to use their contactless ...

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    OV-chipkaart to be converted from smart card to ID-based system


    NETHERLANDS: Trans Link Systems which manages the OV-chipkaart national multi-modal fare collection system has awarded Scheidt & Bachmann, Octopus Applications and independent ID-based ticketing specialist BlueBridge Transactions a contract to convert the technology from a smart card-based system where data is stored on a user’s card to an account-based system ...

  • An agreement has been signed enabling Cubic Transportation Systems to adapt Transport for London's contactless ticketing technology for use elsewhere.

    Cubic licences London’s contactless ticketing technology


    UK: A licensing agreement enabling Cubic Transportation Systems to adapt Transport for London's contactless ticketing technology for deployment in other cities was signed on July 13. TfL said the non-exclusive agreement is potentially worth £15m, and would enable CTS to ‘combine the best features from London and other Cubic systems ...

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    Mobile ticketing comes to New York commuter rail


    USA: New York MTA has introduced m-ticketing on its Long Island Rail Road and Metro North commuter rail networks using technology provided by mobile fare collection specialist Masabi.Using Masabi’s JustRide mobile ticketing platform, passengers are able to purchase tickets using their smart phones as an alternative to a vending machine. ...

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    New Myki contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Victoria has selected current operator NTT Data to manage the Myki smart ticketing system for seven years from January 1 2017. The new contract is worth just under A$700m, and uses a fixed-price model with stronger performance requirements designed to transfer a greater share of commercial liability ...

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    Lille rolls out Euro 2016 contactless wristband tickets


    FRANCE: Contactless wristband tickets have been introduced on the Transpole metro, tram and bus networks in Lille in time for the UEFA Euro 2016 football championship. The city’s Stade Pierre Mauroy is one of 10 participating venues, and will see six matches between June 12 and July 1, including one ...

  • A third of all pay-as-you-go journeys in London are now made using contactless payments (Photo: TfL).

    Android Pay for pay-as-you-go travel in London


    UK: Transport for London announced it had become ‘the first transport organisation in the world to accept Android Pay as a method of ticketing’ with the UK launch of Android Pay on May 18. Passengers can use the Android Pay app on mobile devices to travel on London Underground, bus, ...

  • Cubic Transport Systems, worked with Transport for London in the development of what it says was ‘the world’s first open payments system.

    Sydney to use London-style open payment technology


    AUSTRALIA: ‘Open payment’ technology enabling passengers to use credit and debit cards instead of dedicated ticket media is to be trialled in Sydney during 2017, New South Wales Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced at the Future Transport Summit on April 18. The announcement was welcomed by ...

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    Taipei ticketing upgrade


    TAIWAN: Taipei Rapid Transit Corp has selected Thales to upgrade the metro fare collection system. Thales is to roll out its Transcity platform throughout 2016. This which will include the upgrade of more than 1 500 fare gates at 120 stations, replacing contactless smart card readers and providing a ...