All Ticketing articles – Page 2

  • Dijon
    Metro Report International

    Keolis awarded Dijon multimodal transport contract


    FRANCE: Dijon municipality has awarded incumbent Keolis a new contract to operate transport services under the DiviaMobilités brand.

  • Osaka Metro facial recognition ticket gate
    Metro Report International

    Hands-free facial recognition for Osaka Metro wheelchair users


    JAPAN: Osaka Metro is to start verification tests of a ticket gate that has been equipped with facial recognition technology to assist wheelchair users. The equipment being installed at Nagai station on the Midosuji Line is set at the height of a person’s face when they ...

  • NS station ticket gates Thales

    Dutch ticketing equipment maintenance contract renewed


    NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS has awarded Thales a €120m eight-year contract for maintenance and support of the 1 700 ticket gates, 1 600 validators and 750 ticket vending machines at the country’s 400 stations. The framework agreement announced on November 22 marks the renewal of ...

  • Dōcō images
    Metro Report International

    External partners join RENFE’s MaaS platform


    SPAIN: The first five external partners have signed up to participate in the Dōcō Mobility-as-a-Service platform being developed by national train operator RENFE Operadora to support multimodal journey planning, booking and payment. Bolt is a taxi and car with driver hire company active in Madrid, Barcelona, ...

  • Oyster card reader (Photo: TfL)
    Metro Report International

    Transport for London to award fare collection operation and expansion contract


    UK: Transport for London has begun procurement for the Project Proteus contract to operate, maintain and expand its fare collection systems, which envisages a number of changes to the business. The contract has an estimated value of £800m over a seven-year term, which will start when ...

  • Puerto Rico Tren Urbano, Universidad station (Photo Puerto Rico Tren Urbano, Universidad station (Photo: Moebiusuibeom-en/CC BY-SA 4.0).jpg)
    Metro Report International

    Cubic to update Puerto Rican transport ticketing


    PUERTO RICO: The Puerto Rico Highways & Transportation Authority has selected Cubic’s Umo platform for the modernisation of fare collection on the San Juan area’s Tren Urbano metro and bus services.

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    Metro Report International

    Bringing Bonn’s transport modes into one app


    GERMANY: The BONNmobil app has been launched to provide a centralised way to book and pay for all modes of public transport in Bonn, including train, bus, rental bikes and e-scooters. ‘Thanks to our technology, passengers can use all connected mobility services with just one registration ...

  • RMVgo_App
    Metro Report International

    RMV launches app as a step to MaaS


    GERMANY: Rhein-Main transport authority RMV which covers the Frankfurt region has launched the RMVgo app developed with Siemens Mobility company Hacon. RMVgo includes a journey planner, ticket purchasing and travel information and modes including taxis and car, scooter and bike sharing. There are options for expansion ...

  • Auckland CAF EMU (Photo CAF)
    Metro Report International

    National public transport ticketing contract awarded


    NEW ZEALAND: Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems the National Ticketing Solution contract to supply an account-based ticketing platform for rail, bus and ferry services. Local transport authorities will decide on travel products and fares for their regions and control the ...

  • GWR train (Photo GWR)
    Rail Business UK

    Long Weekender ticket aims to shift leisure travel to Mondays


    UK: With changing travel patterns meaning Sunday trains are now particularly busy, Great Western Railway has introduced a Long Weekender ticket which allows departure at any time on a Friday or Saturday and return at any time on a Monday, with savings of more than 60% ...

  • MaaS_4
    In depth

    Technology: Unlocking the next level of MaaS


    Advanced technical functionalities are already available to support a One-Stop-Shop for Mobility as a Service, offering a viable multi-modal alternative to private car use, but greater collaboration and regulatory reform are needed to harness the opportunities.

  • 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 ...

  • Dōcō images

    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 ...