Management & Operations

TfL, Cubic sign deal to license contactless ticketing system

Posted on July 14, 2016

TfL
TfL

Transport for London (TfL) has announced its contactless ticketing system is set to be used by other major cities across the globe as part of a deal worth up to $19 million, which will be used to help deliver a fares freeze that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced across TfL services for the next four years.
TfL signed a deal with Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) allowing them to adapt the capital's contactless ticketing system worldwide. It is the first of a number of planned agreements to sell TfL's expertise both at home and abroad — a key manifesto commitment for the Mayor.

The licence will grant CTS access to London's contactless system, allowing it to be specifically tailored for other world cities' transport systems.

TfL and CTS have a long-running partnership, having worked together to introduce the Oyster card system in 2003 as well as working together with the UK card industry to make TfL the first public transport provider in the world to accept contactless payment cards. The contactless payment system was first launched on London's buses in December 2012 and expanded to cover Tube and rail services in London in September 2014.

Since then, more than 500 million journeys have been made by more than 12 million unique credit and debit cards from 90 different countries, as well as using contactless-enabled mobile devices. Around one in 10 contactless transactions in the UK are made on TfL's network, making it one of the largest contactless merchants worldwide.

Outside London, CTS also provides smartcard ticketing technology to a number of world cities, including Sydney, Brisbane, Vancouver and Chicago. This new non-exclusive agreement will also enable them to combine the best features from the London and other Cubic systems and make them available to other cities across the globe.


View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Masabi launches mobile ticketing system for small-, mid-sized agencies

Available for a cost-effective fixed monthly fee and with no upfront costs, the system is deployable in less than 90 days and is available on a one year contract.

Alstom invests in driverless vehicle co. Easy Mile

In parallel, Alstom and EasyMile have signed a commercial partnership agreement aiming at joining their forces to provide integrated solutions for urban transportation. Alstom will be present at EasyMile’s board.

Minn. transit agency extends First Transit contract

The company's Area VP Dennis Jensen has served as GM at DTA since 1979. Jensen and his staff of 154 deliver transit services for DTA’s 62 fixed-route and nine paratransit buses, moving 3.3 million passengers annually.

Adams promoted to VP at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Prior to joining the firm in 2006,  Adams was with the Illinois Department of Transportation for 18 years as an employment specialist.

Paris cuts free public transit during severe pollution

While making all public transport free for the day does help in reducing pollution from gas emissions, the union estimates that the loss of profit adds up to approximately $4.2 million per day for the region.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close