Ticketing update

17 February 2007  •  Author(s): ET

There have been a number of exciting developments in the European public transport sector recently, with new contracts being awarded, new equipment launched and planned company acquisitions. Eurotransport looks at some of the key stories that have been making news.

Telematics and electronic fare collection systems specialist INIT has developed what it describes as a ‘revolutionary’ new e-ticketing system which it has sold to ‘trent barton’ – a leading independent bus operator in the UK. This is a landmark for INIT as it is the first time the company has sold an e-ticketing solution outside of Germany. According to Dr. Gottfried Greschner, Chairman of the Managing Board of INIT: “This first e-ticketing technology transfer of INIT outside Germany has great strategic significance for us. Other transportation companies have also already showed their interest in this solution.”

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