A single, please!: The skåne smartcard project

19 September 2005  •  Author(s): Jan-Henrik Pettersson, Commerical Manager, Skanetrafiken

A new ticket system now makes it easier to commute across county and provincial borders.

Work has just started in Sweden on replacing the current ticket system with one based on the contact-less smart card. The system is to be tested and commissioned during the next two years. Once in place, the five most southerly counties will operate the same system, making it possible for travellers to use the same ticket irrespective of distance and type of public transport they use. The new technology simplifies paying, speeds up embarking and improves the quality of travel statistics.

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