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Netherlands abolishes paper train tickets THE Netherlands became one of the first countries to switch completely to contactless smartcard fare collection on July 8, when paper tickets were abolished on the mainline network after 175 years.
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THE Australian state of Victoria has signed a seven-year, $A 700m ($US 525m) contract with NTT Data for the continued operation of its myki smart card public transport ticketing system that covers Melbourne and many...
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LUCKNOW Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has awarded a Rs 640m ($US 9.6m) contract to a consortium of Datamatics Global Services and Mikroelektronika to provide an automatic fare collection system for the Indian city's first metro...
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TAIPEI Rapid Transit Corporation has awarded a contract to Thales to upgrade the fare collection on the city's metro network as the first step towards a national integrated system. The work involves replacing the contactless smart...
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TRAINLINE, an independent provider of ticketing services in Britain, has acquired Captain Train, France, to create a new digital rail ticket retailer for the European market. The acquisition will enable Trainline to offer a one-stop-shop for...
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INDRA, Spain, is to supply ticketing equipment and information technology to Argentinian State Railways (SOFSA) in a €35m deal.   The company will provide 1400 ticket barriers, 170 disabled entrances, 200 charging points for contactless cards, 150...