Fare collection

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.
Nick Brooks, head of EU affairs with digital rail travel specialist Trainline, makes the case for introducing “missed connection protection” within the European Union to prevent passengers from buying a second ticket on a connecting...
SINGAPORE Land Transport Authority (LTA) and its Transitlink fare collection subsidiary TransitLink announced on August 11 that they are working towards the total elimination of cash payments on the island’s public transport network by 2020. Since...
METROPOLITAN Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (Marta) has selected Kapsch TrafficCom, Austria, to design, develop, implement, support, and maintain a turnkey regional mobile ticketing system covering the authority’s nearly 80.5km of metro lines and more than...
TRAVELLERS in Switzerland will soon be able to access the entire public transport system using electronic tickets distributed via a new smartphone app with payment taken at the conclusion of the journey under the post-price...

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