£45m investment in public transport ticketing

Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Monday, September 5th, 2016
Politics
Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced a £45million investment programme that will deliver a modernised ticketing system which is set to transform travel and lead to an increase in the number of people using public transport in line with a key Executive Programme for Government commitment.
hazzard6

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard

At an announcement today, Minister Chris Hazzard said, “The new Programme for Government envisages increasing the number of people using public transport. “A high quality public transport infrastructure is fundamental to encouraging people to use our buses and trains. This innovative ticketing system will deliver long term benefits and transform how we access public transport across the region. “The current ticketing system was introduced 15 years ago and serves around 80million passenger journeys every year. This programme will deliver a modern, efficient and convenient ticketing system that will benefit passengers and lead to greater efficiencies. It will improve the passenger experience.” The Minister also announced that Parkeon, a global leader in this industry, has been awarded the contract to design and deliver the new ticketing system. Chris Conway, Translink Group Chief Executive said, “This is a key milestone in our plans to transform public transport and make it your first choice of travel. “We are looking forward to working closely with Parkeon to introduce modern ticketing technologies that will create easier, integrated ticketing options offering customers more choice and convenience.
Article continues below:
September 2016“Exciting enhancements will include the acceptance of contactless payment cards on bus, e-purse payments like the London style ‘Oyster Card’, ticket vending machines, gated rail stations and an online app for customers to manage their accounts and top-up their smartcards.” “Implementation is expected to start in 2018 with the new Bus Rapid Transit System. Following this, in 2019 we plan to introduce contactless payments for Metro and Ulsterbus services and customers will enjoy further technology enhancements as we phase in this new era in Translink ticketing which will attract more people to use the bus and train as travel options.”

Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul: editor@newrytimes.com

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

-->

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in