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Stagecoach launches new smartphone bus information scheme in Cambridgeshire

Industry news, News  •  12 September 2013  •  Stagecoach

Passengers to receive bus information through smartphone technology…

Concentrating on the performance of ticketing

Issue 1 2009, Past issues  •  30 March 2009  •  Craig Waters, Commissioning Editor, Eurotransport

In today’s transportation marketplace, operators are working hard to develop their infrastructure to provide passengers with seamless travel options. Passengers travelling in many European cities can benefit from different transport modes with efficient and effective exchanges between them. A major factor in the success of seamless travel experiences is the development of ticketing systems and fare collection operations.

The majority of people who use urban public transportation want to be able to use different modes of transport for their entire journey – moving from the train to underground systems, then perhaps onto a tram or bus network. Transport operators must identify if their existing ticketing infrastructure requires upgrading or if the need to introduce a brand new system to efficiently handle growing passenger numbers should be considered.