Dublin will see a new integrated smart card ticketing system by early next year, according to The Irish Times.
The the €55 million project will start with a smart card rollout for the Luas and Dublin Bus services, to be joined later by Irish Rail, private bus operators and Bus Éireann.
Annual ticket holders will receive the first smart cards, followed by monthly ticket holders and pay- as-you-go riders, respectively.
The system, which will feature technology from IBM as well as Hewlett-Packard’s operating systems, will be similar to ones found in London, Paris and Belfast, according to IT.
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