Ticketing solutions for Metro and light rail networks
Parkeon has delivered automatic fare collection solutions for metro and light rail networks in over 25 cities across Europe.
From RATP (Paris) to STIB (Brussels); from Le Mans (France) to Docklands Light Railway (London), Parkeon offers mass transit operators a wide range of TVMs that fulfil passenger and operator requirements, are easy to use, reliable in operation and easy to maintain.
This experience continues to drive technology – the latest TVM unit for RATP caters for every payment method and all types of fare media (including magnetic and contact-less cards and tickets), issues period or journey-based smartcards and incorporates an interface for visually impaired passengers.
In just 4 years, Parkeon became a key partner of STIB, the Brussels transport operator. Following the successful introduction of TVMs for the metro system, Parkeon has provided support for numerous automatic fare collection projects.
This includes TVMs for Tramway, magnetic ticket printers for ticket offices, thousands of contact-less validators, conversion of fare collection terminals to contact-less technology and on-going support through field maintenance operations. Parkeon has helped STIB to improve productivity and client satisfaction by delivering reliable and proven solutions and ensuring up to 99% availability of automatic fare collection equipment across the network.
Parkeon has been a ticketing partner to RATP for many years, providing a vast choice of solutions, especially in terms of automatic ticket distribution and validation. RATP wanted to be able to renew and extend its automatic ticket dispenser base for greater automation and a reduction in the ecological impact of its system. The machines had to comply with the constraints of accessibility, sturdiness and technology.
Parkeon’s solution for RATP
For this tender, ticket dispensers have been put in place throughout the RATP network: buses, trams, metro, RER. They are able to remain switched on for 20 hours a day all year round. This equipment offers several methods of payment, from coins to contactless payment. The move towards paperless transport tickets, using the charging of magnetic cards, is in line with the sustainable mobility strategy of Paris City Council. Parkeon has designed ticket dispensing machines for RATP that are easy to use for all members of the public, especially those with a disability, thanks to their touch screens. Also, the association of Parkeon with Acapela has enabled machines that are accessible to the visually-impaired to be made available.
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