All Ticketing articles – Page 4

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    London trams could become cashless

    2017-09-05T14:26:02Z

    UK: Transport for London has started a public consultation on proposals to remove ticket machines from tram stops, thereby making tram travel cashless. The consultation is open until October 29. As ticket machines at tram stops have reached the end of their useful life, TfL says that it is ...

  • Elron is to roll-out a ticketing system developed by Ridango.
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    Elron rolls out Ridango ticket sales system

    2017-08-16T09:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: This month passenger operator Elron will begin its transition to a ticketing system developed by Tallinn-based Ridango to replace the current system dating from 2010. The new system includes terminals for stations and vending machines for use on trains, and also supports online distribution. Contactless bank card payment will ...

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    Portland welcomes contactless ticketing

    2017-07-25T15:35:37Z

    USA: An account-based smart card and contactless bank card fare collection system went into operation in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area on July 17. The Hop Fastpass is valid on bus, light rail and commuter rail services operated by TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar. In 2014 Init signed a contract ...

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    Edmonton to introduce contactless ticketing

    2017-07-06T15:41:40Z

    CANADA: Vix Technology has been selected to supply integrated account-based contactless ticketing to three public transport agencies in the Edmonton region. The 15-year contract would see Vix implement and operate back-office equipment and validators that would be used for payment with contactless EMV cards as well as prepaid smart ...

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    Samsung Pay accepted for pay-as-you-go travel in London

    2017-05-19T06:29:00Z

    UK: The Samsung Pay mobile phone app can now be used pay for travel in London, following its UK launch on May 16. The app supports MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards, and can be used for pay-as-you-go travel by bus, London Underground, tram, Docklands Light Railway, Emirates Air ...

  • GlobalPlatform has published a technical framework designed in collaboration with the Smart Ticketing Alliance and mobile operators' organisation GSMA which aims to ensure that interoperable mobile ticketing is brought to market efficiently and securely.
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    Mobile ticketing technology framework published

    2017-05-05T10:07:15Z

    TICKETING: Embedded applications industry association GlobalPlatform has published a technical framework designed in collaboration with the Smart Ticketing Alliance and mobile operators' organisation GSMA which aims to ensure that interoperable mobile ticketing is brought to market efficiently and securely. GlobalPlatform Systems End-to-End Simplified Service Management Framework Transport v1.0.0 specifies the ...

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    Keeping up with ticketing technology

    2017-03-03T15:01:51Z

    As transport ticketing technology moves ahead at a rapid pace, what are the similarities and differences in cities around the world?

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    Singapore contactless ticketing pilot to begin in March

    2017-03-01T14:27:46Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority and Mastercard will launch an account-based fare payment pilot on March 20. This will allow passengers to use contactless credit and debit cards for fare payments on the metro and buses. LTA and Mastercard signed a partnership agreement for the pilot last year, and hope ...

  • Cubic Transportation Systems ‘inevitably learned a lot’  from the roll-out of contactless payment in London.
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    London’s contactless payment goes global

    2017-03-01T09:30:00Z

    CONTACTLESS: Cubic Transportation Systems ‘inevitably learned a lot about the processes of the payment industry’ through working with Transport for London on the roll-out of contactless payment, John Hill, Managing Director Europe, told Metro Report International at the Transport Ticketing Global 2017 conference, and such experience means deployment ‘becomes ...

  • TfL has renewed Barclaycard’s contract to provide transaction processing services for contactless payment.
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    Transport for London renews contactless payment processing contract

    2017-02-24T11:35:27Z

    UK: Transport for London has renewed Barclaycard’s contract to provide transaction processing services for contactless payment. The merchant acquirer contract runs for seven years, with an option for a further three years. Contactless payments was rolled out across TfL services in September 2014, and now accounts for 39% of ...

  • A complete overhaul of the structure of Great Britain’s fares system is being planned by the Rail Delivery Group.
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    Trials aim to blow the dust off rail ticketing

    2017-02-03T12:41:05Z

    UK: A complete overhaul of the structure of Great Britain’s fares system is being planned by the Rail Delivery Group, with the aim of reflecting changes in the way passengers now travel and enabling bidders for future franchises to put forward more innovative ideas for ticketing. As the first stage ...

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    Comprehensive mobility cuts the mustard

    2017-01-06T11:00:00Z

    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

    2016-09-21T10:47:00Z

    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

    2016-09-07T08:12:00Z

    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

    2016-07-25T12:45:00Z

    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

    2016-07-18T16:20:00Z

    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.
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    Cubic licences London’s contactless ticketing technology

    2016-07-13T10:45:00Z

    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

    2016-07-06T14:09:00Z

    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 ...

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    New Myki contract awarded

    2016-07-05T13:57:00Z

    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

    2016-06-10T13:46:00Z

    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 ...