Mobile phone ticketing is projected to expand greatly over the next few years. Kamran Yazdanjoo, director of open payments at Cubic Transportation Systems, considers the advantages of this technology and its impact on passengers using future transit services.
Transport for London (TfL) is developing an open payment system in which a debit or credit card replaces a conventional ticket or smart card. Mike Burden, commercial manager at Consult Hyperion, Britain, highlights some of the key issues for other operators thinking of moving to similar bank-card-based systems.
Mumbai is one of the world's largest cities and India's commercial core, but it has trailed behind Delhi in terms of metro development. However, the finishing touches are now being added to the first line and work is progressing rapidly on two more, as Jagdish Kumar explains.