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India – Delhi Metro smoothens reclaim process of unreadable smart cards

By | September 2, 2018

New Delhi, Sep 2 (UNI) In yet another step towards facilitating its commuters, the Delhi Metro has now simplified the process for reclaim of those smart cards which are not readable at the time of entry at AFC gates due to some technical reasons. Such physically OK unreadable cards, which needed to be reclaimed after five days will now be… Read More »

Thailand – BTS to replace single-trip magnetic cards with Thin Cards

By | June 21, 2018

Bangkok – BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited will replace the single-trip magnetic cards with smart cards, also known as Thin Cards to accommodate skytrain expansion. The CEO of the BTS, Surapong Laoha-Unya, said on Tuesday that the company would like to apologize to skytrain commuters, as the use of single-trip or one-day magnetic cards may encounter inconveniences at… Read More »

Egypt – Transport Ministry to launch mobile app for ticketing service and smart cards

By | June 17, 2018

The Transportation Ministry on Sunday announced that it is preparing to launch a new railway booking service, via electronic payment or Visa Card, and will also release a mobile phone app allows citizens to inquire about the dates of trains and available places to reserve seats. Chairman and CEO of Transport Information Technology Company Khaled Attia said that… Read More »

NY: Transit Fares in NYC: MTA to Begin Retiring MetroCards in May 2019

By | June 15, 2018

June 14–The MetroCard’s days are officially numbered. The MTA will launch its new fare payment system in May 2019 along a stretch of the 4, 5 and 6 trains and across all bus routes on Staten Island, allowing riders to use mobile wallets or bank cards to pay for a ride, according to MTA officials. It’s the first… Read More »

Hong Kong – Why Octopus Cards needs new business initiatives

By | June 12, 2018

As competition heats up in Hong Kong’s e-payments market, the city’s dominant smart-card operator, Octopus Cards Ltd., is seeking to expand into a new business segment: online shopping payments. The company, whose stored-value cards are used daily by millions of Hongkongers to pay for public transport and other small transactions, feels it needs to look beyond its traditional… Read More »

Delhi: Metro staffer, two others held for recharge card fraud

By | June 7, 2018

Delhi Police have arrested three persons, including a contractual employee with the Delhi Metro, for allegedly distributing recharged Metro smart cards to passengers for half the rate. According to the Delhi Metro Police, the accused — identified as Rajesh Maurya (26), a contractual employee posted in Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) unit of Delhi Metro, Anil Kumar (27) and… Read More »

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation closes token counters to promote smart cards

By | May 25, 2018

In order to promote the usage of smart cards or ticket vending machines (TVM), the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is closing down counters at Metro stations that have less footfall. Keeping in tandem with this plan, all the Metro stations being developed under Phase III, will only have TVMs. Only interchange Metro stations will have the facility… Read More »

India – BMTC in a fix over issuing smart cards to students

By | May 18, 2018

Strict guidelines by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on issuing smart cards to bus passengers has put the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) in a fix. Officials said that as per the guidelines, all smart cards can only be issued after a commuter provides documents, such as a passport or driver’s licence or Aadhaar card. BMTC officials… Read More »

Visa to Transform the Mass Transit Experience Worldwide – No More Fumbling for Cash or Paper Tickets

By | November 13, 2017

Visa introduces innovative worldwide program to accelerate seamless, friction-free commuting with contactless payments The new Visa Ready for Transit program incorporates new standards that will simplify the certification of payment solutions for operators and transit solution providers A new team assembled from transportation, technology and payments industries to provide expertise and support Visa’s Innovation Center in London to… Read More »

India – New and upgraded Kochi Metro cards from November

By | October 17, 2017

KOCHI: Kochi Metro Rail Limited will start issuing new and upgraded Kochi One cards from all Metro stations from November.  There have been complaints that the multipurpose Kochi One cards are not functioning in the swiping machines of commercial establishments.  “The cards are not faulty, but they have to be upgraded. More than one lakh cards are ready which… Read More »

Greece – New electronic cards for transportation making debut in Athens

By | October 7, 2017

At least 3,000 new electronic tickets had been sold by Friday afternoon, announced the Athens urban transport organisation (OASA), which is gradually rolling over from paper tickets to rechargeable cards for all transportation means. Tickets are still available in paper, but electronic card users are offered a bonus of an extra ride for free. The contactless cards, available… Read More »

UK – ‘Contactless by 2019’ – Transport for Greater Manchester promises improvements to much-maligned smart-ticketing system

By | September 27, 2017

After coming in for heavy criticism, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has admitted its new smart-ticketing system is “not yet where we want [it] to be”, but has laid out a longer-term plan for the platform that includes contactless payment and Oyster-style top-up.   The Get Me There scheme includes an app and a smart card – dubbed… Read More »

India – In the works, single smart card for all forms of transport

By | September 20, 2017

An integrated ticketing system, by which commuters in Mumbai can use a single smart card to travel on all forms of transport is in the works and is expected to be in place in the next two years, before two Metro lines come up in the city. “In the next two years, before the Metro corridors are commissioned,… Read More »

Vietnam – Hanoi to introduce interoperable smart cards for public transport

By | September 7, 2017

A Record of Discussions (R/D) for the “Supporting the Development of an Interoperable Smart Card System for Public Transportation in Hanoi” Technical Cooperation Project was signed on August 31. The project will be carried out for two years from early 2018, aimed at improving the technical and management capacity of counterpart agencies under the Hanoi People’s Committee (HPC).… Read More »

Octopus Launches “20th Anniversary Special Edition Octopus” to Celebrate Two Decades of Milestones

By | September 5, 2017

(Hong Kong, 5 September 2017) Octopus Cards Limited (OCL) celebrated its twentieth anniversary with the launch of a commemorative “20th Anniversary Special Edition Octopus” featuring its new logo signifying Octopus’ new journey of innovation to serve the Hong Kong community. The 20th Anniversary Special Edition Octopus features the new logo as the centerpiece on a black and grey… Read More »

India – Just two weeks and you can use your Delhi Metro Smart Card to travel in DTC buses

By | August 16, 2017

In two weeks from now, 500 DTC buses in the capital will have the facility as Common Mobility Cards will be rolled out after years of delay. The Delhi Government has started obtaining chips called the Secure Access Mobile (SAM) from South Korea which provides the facility of cashless transportation in the city in buses. These will be… Read More »

India – Soon, walk into metro station without taking your card from pocket

By | August 3, 2017

CHENNAI: Commuters could soon walk into a metro station, hands in pockets, take a ride, and walk out without waiting in queues or swiping their smart cards. Chennai Metro RailLimited has invited tenders to introduce contact-less smart cards which can be detected by scanners at stations even if the passenger keeps it in the pocket or a bag. The ticket price… Read More »

UK – Greater Manchester is one step closer to having its own version of Oyster card for ALL public transport

By | August 3, 2017

Greater Manchester is one step closer to having its own version of the Oyster card for use on all public transport. The ‘Get Me There’ smartcard has now been launched for use on trams and buses across the region. Passengers will also be able to use it on trains in the next four years, if transport bosses keep… Read More »

USA – TriMet’s Hop Fastpass officially launches

By | July 17, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — TriMet officially launched Hop Fastpass, an electronic-fare card system, on Monday. Hop allows riders to use one fare system throughout the Portland-Vancouver region, provides benefits including daily and monthly ride savings and auto-loading and lost-card protection. Planning for the electronic fare system started in 2011, while construction work at MAX platforms laid groundwork for Hop starting in March… Read More »

Australia – Tap & go: Mastercard deploys contactless payments on Sydney ferries

By | July 10, 2017

Mastercard and Transport for New South Wales have introduced a contactless ticketing payment solution to Sydney Ferries that travel the F1 Manly to Circular Quay service. Commuters can now use their Mastercard contactless card or mobile wallets that have enabled Mastercard cards to pay for their fare. The aim of the solution is to save time for commuters,… Read More »