Year: 2016

Smart Ticketing for Lochaber bus routes

Bus passengers in the Lochaber area can now purchase smart season and multi-journey tickets for travel on Shiel Buses. Passengers just need to register for Transport Scotland’s saltirecard, which is underpinned by ACT’s smart-ticketing back office, to gain the convenience and flexibility of using the smart card.
Please see below for the full press release from Transport Scotland.

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Smart ticketing taking off in Greater Manchester

ACT’s customer, Transport for Greater Manchester operatesthe largest multi-operator ticketing scheme in the UK, outside London.
Please see below for its recent press release on how passengers are embracing smarter travel solutions through their get me there travel card.

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ACT Analytics delivers new insight into South West passenger transport needs

SWSAL (South West Smart Applications Limited) has strengthened its pivotal role in supporting the region’s efficient and effective integrated smart-transport managed service.
Following the purchase of ACT Analytics, SWSAL now has the tools to utilise the region’s wealth of transport data to help its members create operational efficiencies and improve passenger transport services for residents and visitors alike.

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ACT selected to deliver smart-ticketing back office for Great Western Railway

FirstGroup Plc has renewed its central SaaS contract with ACT (Applied Card Technologies Limited) to support its growing smart ticketing innovations and to support its new franchise, Great Western Railway (GWR).
GWR manages 208 stations and its trains call at over 280 stations. It operates train services between London Paddington, South Wales, the Cotswolds and the West of England.

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c2c Rail launch part-time season tickets

ACT customer, c2c, has launched Flexi-Season tickets utilising ACT’s back-office smart ticketing service.
The Flexi-Season ticket marks a major step forward in giving part-time workers the same benefits as commuters who are regular season ticket holders.
Please see c2c’s press release below for further details.

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Clyde Commuters GoSmart with McGill’s

McGill’s Clyde commuters using some of McGill’s busiest routes are set to benefit from a new Smart ticketing trial being introduced from 26 February. From this date, customers on the company’s ClydeFlyer routes will be able to purchase a 10-journey carnet on a new smart card for use between Largs, Dunoon, Inverclyde and Glasgow city centre. The new 10-journey tickets will offer customers a convenient and flexible way of travelling; the GoSmart card, which carries the saltirecard branding on one side for the trial, is pre-loaded before travel and can be topped up with additional 10 journeys, as and when required, on any ClydeFlyer bus or at SPT Travel Centres.

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PayPoint launches multi-operator smart ticketing service in the Greater Manchester area

PayPoint has launched its multi-operator smart ticketing service across the Greater Manchester area. The new service will allow passengers to purchase selected current System One travelcards to load onto a get me there or other ITSO compatible smart card at any of the 1,334 PayPoint retailers in the region.
The launch is the latest in a growing number of major smart transport services operated by PayPoint, using ACT’s Cloud Ticketing Service. It follows successful launches in Merseyside and Cardiff over the past two years, bringing more value to retailers and giving customers extra reasons to do more at their local store.

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