All Ticketing articles – Page 5

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    Siemens Mobility to buy booking software company Sqills


    SQILLS: Siemens Mobility has signed a binding agreement to acquire Dutch public transport inventory management, reservation and ticketing software-as-a-service company Sqills for €550m. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q1 2022, after which Sqills would be managed as separate legal entity and wholly-owned subsidiary ...

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    Metro Report International

    Calypso host card emulation goes live in Strasbourg


    TICKTING: The Calypso Networks Association has announced the completion of the first deployment of the HCE Calypso Interoperable Application. This enables transport authorities to provide Calypso ticketing using host card emulation software on Android smartphones, greatly expanding the range of devices which passengers can use to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Stuttgart deploys best price ticketing functionality


    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility subsidiary eos.uptrade has used its XiXo ticketing software to add ‘best price’ ticketing functionality to Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen’s SSB Move app. Once the user has chosen a journey in the planner, the price overview shows a Best Price Ticket option. If this is selected, ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Worldline and Evoke self-service ticket kiosk tested


    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway is to trial a ticket machine which has been developed by Worldline and Evoke Creative, drawing on experience supplying self-service machines to customers including McDonald’s, Vue Cinema and JD Sports. ‘The key to a great customer experience on a kiosk is making ...

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    Metro Report International

    ICM Mobility acquires mobile ticketing and payment specialist Unwire


    DENMARK: ICM Mobility Group has acquired mobile ticketing and payment specialist Unwire, which offers a white label platform aggregating services ranging from traditional public transport to micromobility, paratransit, rideshare and other options. Features include multimodal trip planning and on-demand microtransit booking and scheduling. København-based Unwire is ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Flexi Season ticket details announced


    UK: Further details have been announced of the Flexi Season tickets valid for eight days of travel in a 28 day period. The paperless tickets are aimed at commuters who travel at peak times on two or three days a week, and will go on sale on ...

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    Metro Report International

    Facial recognition payment to be rolled out at Moscow Metro stations


    RUSSIA: A facial recognition based payment system is to be offered at all Moscow Metro stations by the end of the year, according to Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department of Transport & Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov. The Face Pay technology is currently being ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Flexible season ticket details announced


    UK: The Department for Transport has announced details of the new flexible season tickets aimed at commuters travelling two or three days a week. The smartcard or mobile phone based tickets will be offered by all DfT-franchised train operating companies across England, and are to go ...

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    A ticketing platform so passengers don’t need to think


    LITHUANIA: National passenger operator LTG Link has awarded Estonian company Turnit a €7m contract to migrate its ticket sales to the Turnit Ride cloud-based platform by the end of this year. This will include the roll-out of a mobile app for ticket purchases. The aim is ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail Delivery Group reiterates call for train fare reform


    UK: With this year’s annual fares increase coming into force from March 1, the Rail Delivery Group has sought to remind passengers and commentators that decisions over fares are made by the government, while reiterating that the rail sector has already put forward proposals for reform.

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    Metro Report International

    ITSO on Mobile goes multi-modal


    UK: ITSO on Mobile ticketing is now available on buses as well as tram and rail services in the West Midlands, after Transport for West Midlands extended its Swift mobile ticketing scheme to bus operators. Swift will initially offer nNetwork tickets to passengers playing by direct ...

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    Rail Business UK

    TfN plots smart ticketing future as formal programme closed down


    UK: The formal closure of the Integrated & Smart Travel programme was recommended to the Transport for the North board at its meeting on February 18. However, TfN is considering options to retain smart travel functionality in its area, funded out of its core budget.

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    Metro Report International

    Siemens Mobility to develop Dutch MaaS platform


    NETHERLANDS: The RiVier joint venture of national rail operator NS and urban operators HTM in Den Haag and RET in Rotterdam has selected Siemens Mobility subsidiaries Hacon and eos.uptrade to develop a country-wide Mobility as a Service platform.

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    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast introduces ITSO-compliant smartcard


    UK: Following a trial, Avanti West Coast has launched its own smartcard scheme. The cards are intended to offer passengers another way to store tickets as part of an industry-wide move to reduce reliance on traditional paper media.

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    Swedish ticket offices to close


    SWEDEN: National passenger operator SJ is to close its remaining travel centres at the main stations in Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö from March 1. Customer service staff will instead be deployed around the stations to provide information and assist passengers with using ticket machines, digital purchases and rebooking.

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    Metro Report International

    Getting Ready2Ride in Pittsburgh


    USA: Pittsburgh transport agency Port Authority of Allegheny County and ticketing technology companies Masabi and Transit have launched the three-month pilot phase of the Ready2Ride mobile ticketing system, ahead of the full launch later this year. More than 600 Masabi Justride validation devices have been installed ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Smart kiosk brings the online ticketing experience to the station


    UK: A ticket vending machine which offers a full range of ticketing products though an interface similar to a website or app has been developed by operator East Midlands Railway, software supplier SilverRail and vending machine maker Cammax. Smart Kiosk uses the ...

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    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 are ...

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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 months ...

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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 Funding and ...