Smart Ticketing - Articles and news items

The first operator in Scotland launches contactless payments

Industry news  •  23 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

First Aberdeen has announced contactless payments for its services, making it the first bus operator in Scotland to deliver the innovation.

The MCard is one of the largest travel smartcard schemes outside London

Industry news  •  23 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

The number of journeys made using the travel smartcard MCard rose to 16.3 million in 2016 – which is a 20% increase.

New RTPI features for passengers in Quebec City

Industry news  •  21 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Travelers on the Réseau de Transport de la Capitale (RTC) in Quebec City now have access to a new feature on the Nomade application.

Imagine never having to queue for a travel ticket ever again

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  21 June 2017  •  David Braddock, Director of Nevis Technologies

For Eurotransport, David Braddock, Director of Nevis Technologies discusses the next step in the evolution of smart travel ticketing…

The Swift smartcard – new look, new solutions, new customers

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  14 June 2017  •  Transport for West Midlands

For Eurotransport, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) discusses its smartcard, Swift, and the benefits it allows its customers.

Ticketing & Payment Technology In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 3 2017, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  12 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

In this Ticketing & Payment Technology In-Depth Focus: ‘Transparent NFC’ connects the Leap Card to solve comms and top-up challenges; The growth of contactless ticketing; Seamless travel; and mTickets and contactless technology make big impact at First Bus…

Stagecoach releases new ticketing range to its app

Industry news  •  10 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Stagecoach, Britain’s biggest bus operator, has rolled out mobile tickets via its app for its customers across England, Scotland and Wales.

The price of progress

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  28 April 2017  •  Mark Cartwright, Managing Director of RTIG

Mark Cartwright discuses how the evolution of travel payment services has resulted in a ‘co-evolution’ of transport and finance services.

Payment Technology: Part Two

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  26 April 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Graham discusses how Latvia is offering passengers varied and flexible travel payment solutions in part two of his payment technology series…

First York and TransPennine Express launch integrated student ticket

Industry news  •  25 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

First Group plc is utilising its bus and rail network to launch an integrated travel ticket for students in York.

Payment Technology: Part One

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  20 April 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Regular blogger Graham Ellis discusses innovations the UK is currently operating with that make public travel payments faster and easier.

New smartcard to be launched that can be used on bus and train

Industry news  •  12 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

As part of a pilot which could see combined rail and bus travel in a single ticket in Bristol, GWR is to launch a new smartcard.

The endless possibilities of smart cities

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  29 March 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular contributor, Graham Ellis, delves into the subject of smart cities, smart ticketing and the numerous possibilities of autonomous vehicles…

Lothian Buses selects Nevis Technologies as its smart ticketing partner

Industry news  •  16 March 2017  •  Lothian Buses

Nevis Technologies has announced that it will deliver its smart ticketing solutions to Lothian Buses, the UK’s largest publicly owned bus company

New contactless payment option launched for Reading Buses

Industry news  •  27 February 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Reading Buses is the first independent operator to go 100% contactless in a scheme which will form the UK’s first town-wide contactless bus network outside of London. This means all residents in the borough will be served by buses accepting bank cards.