The 350,000 inhabitants in and around Nancy, France will use a contactless fare collection system from ACS when traveling on the area’s three district systems. The 6.3 million euro contract will replace the current mag system with combined mag and contactless ticketing equipment.
ACS’ ATLAS contactless ticketing system brings interoperability to the Nancy urban area
End of April : Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS) signed a 6,3 million euros contract to provide a contactless public transit ticketing system in Nancy, France.
Three district councils in Nancy ─ the Greater Nancy Authority, the Pompey Basin District Council, and the Suburban Transport Organisation ─ joined together to adopt a system to serve each of their public transit networks. The councils made a joint decision to adopt the ACS ATLAS® contactless ticketing system to simplify travel on public transport for the area’s 350,000 inhabitants. ATLAS will enable each authority to issue tickets that are valid across the urban area’s public transport networks. As part of the contract, ACS will replace the current magnetic equipment with combined magnetic and contactless ticketing equipment.
“In choosing ATLAS, the Nancy urban area will benefit from ACS’ expertise that proved successful on other major networks,” said Eric Jean, ACS France Managing Director, Fare Collection. “ACS is demonstrating its skills as a system designer and integrator by deploying another complete contactless ticketing solution.”
Several major French cities, such as Lyons, Toulouse, and Marseilles, have already adopted ATLAS to create vast multimodal, multioperator, intercommunal public transport areas.
With ATLAS, each of the three authorities in the Nancy urban area will have access to a modular, open, centralized system. They will share information such as passenger flows, while retaining their own management area. ATLAS is designed to be interoperable and could be extended to a larger area at any time.
Compact console and integrated GPS
Passengers will soon see the new equipment being fitted, compatible with both the new ticketing system and traditional magnetic tickets. ACS will roll out the associated sales infrastructure, with automatic ticket vending machines and point-of-sale terminals. More than 800 terminals will be installed on the Nancy tramway and in the approximately 300 buses serving the urban area. Drivers will benefit from a range of easy-to-use features such as dashboards that include the ACS Proxibus® CPE 020 compact console, which can be used both as a ticketing console and an operation-aid system. The new console also includes an integrated Global Positioning System.
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