Hewlett Packard Ireland has been awarded a contract to operate a smart ticketing system for Ireland’s Railway Procurement Agency (RPA), according to Inside Ireland.
The so-called “Integrated Ticketing Scheme” will provide riders with reusable pay-as-you-go smart cards for use on Dublin Bus, Luas, Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann and other privately operated services.
In addition to supplying the smart cards themselves, HP will be responsible for providing a point-of-sale network in which riders can buy the smart cards and load them up with credit, as well as provide customer support services, back office business processing and the upkeep of an ITS website.
According to Transport Minister Noel Dempsey, the system will be rolled out in stages this year.
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