Account Based Ticketing for Rail
Deliver the future of ticketing today with our ABT for Rail solution

Account Based Ticketing for Rail

We have over 20 years’ experience delivering joined-up ticketing schemes for Train Operating Companies (TOCs), giving us the skills and experience to ensure success for your Account Based Ticketing (ABT) project. Our solutions enable 6 million passengers to travel ‘smart’, and our enterprise-class systems are constantly available, processing more than a billion ticketing transactions a year.

With our ABT for Rail solution, you can use your existing infrastructure to give your passengers ‘tap-on’, ‘tap off’ convenience with best-value fares for their journeys.

Enhance your passenger experiences and boost your ridership

With ABT for rail, your passengers can use their smart media to access services without planning journeys or buying tickets in advance. This makes it even easier to use your services, attract more passengers, and meet your ridership targets.

Enhance your customer experience with ACT ABT

Get started quickly with our cloud-based platform

All the business logic needed for ABT journey and fare validation and best-fare calculation is hosted in the cloud on our Actora platform. This means it’s fast and simple to deploy in your existing environment, with no need to distribute complex business rules across your gatelines, platform validators and other and devices.

Future-proof your ticketing with our ‘token-agnostic’ capabilities

Our ABT micro-services architecture also future proofs your ticketing with support for any new transit mode, fare type, payment method, or travel token that comes along. This means you can deliver a compelling, modern experience for your passengers, whatever the future holds.

Transport ticketing for rail. A woman uses her phone as a travel token
Tranport ticketing for rail. A commuter checks his ticket on his phone.

Optimize and change your scheme quickly and easily – with no need for expensive third-party services

The ACT ABT solution is delivered via the Actora platform, which provides self-service tools for scheme management and changes. This allows you to adapt and optimize your scheme quickly, easily, and with no need for any third-party consultancy or other services.

Setting up ABT on your existing infrastructure is a simple, 6-step process with our Actora platform and tools:

  1. Define the ABT usage token e.g. barcode or ITSO product.
  2. Update the POST configuration to recognise the new ABT usage token.
  3. Configure your ABT scheme business rules e.g. journey construction, pre and post-pay risk models.
  4. Use RDG fares/settlement to create localised fare and apportionment rules with Actora.
  5. Establish card payment processing terms.
  6. Launch the scheme and get customers signed up!

Why ACT for 'ABT for Rail'

  • Industry leading reliability
  • Scalability to handle millions of ticketing transactions
  • End-to-end data governance and security
  • Seamless integration with in-station, online, mobile, and onboard points of sale and validation

ACT and Fujitsu – Together we’re stronger for rail

  • ACT’s ticketing back office is integrated with Fujitsu’s STARDesktop through Smart Enable to facilitate the switch to smart ticketing for rail season tickets.
  • Now millions of season ticket holders benefit from smart ticketing.
  • Through the integration of Smart Enable ‘off-line’ with STARmobile, TOCs will be able to sell smart tickets on trains.
  • Build on your brand – give your passengers convenient access to best value fares from your branded ABT app
  • Reduce ticketing touchpoints – give passengers a way to manage their ticketing needs on their smartphone
  • Leverage your existing infrastructure – start your journey to ABT now, using your existing infrastructure

ABT for Rail Technical Data

  • Supported by UK Technical Support Teams operating 24×7.
  • Aggregation business rules can be customised.
  • Fully isolated pre-production test environment.
Account Based Ticketing by ACT brochure
Joined-up journeys with Account Based ticketing

Use your existing infrastructure to give your passengers ‘tap-on’, ‘tap-off’ convenience with best value fares.

Ready to start your smart journey?

Please fill in the form and a member  of the team will contact you to set up a short online demonstration.