Cubic Transportation Systems has announced that it will provide Nordhessischer Verkehrsverbund (NVV), a public transit authority in the German state of Hessen, with a mobile phone-based service for rail and bus ticketing.
According to Cubic, the mobile ticketing solution will integrate with the existing NVV journey planner app so that passengers can receive travel updates and buy their tickets from one source. Cubic’s payment service-interface on the app enables users to purchase tickets by registering their credit or debit card details or invoice the cost to their mobile phone bill.
Established in 1995, NVV is one of three authorities providing public transportation in Hessen. NVV currently coordinates 26 public transport operators managing and serving 84 train stations and 5,608 bus stops across 100 towns and surrounding rural areas of Northern Hessen.
According to Cubic, the company’s solution has already been adopted by Hessen’s other two transit authorities, Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund and Rhein-Neckar Verkehrsverbund. With the addition of NVV, Hessen will be the first state in Germany with a unified mobile ticketing system encompassing all modes of public transportation.