Vix Technology France is supplying the French cities of Brest, Lorient and Quimper with three different fare collection systems, all based on a single regional interoperable “KORRIGO” card.
Brest has chosen a mixed system composed of magnetic tickets and KORRIGO contactless cards. These media will be validated on Vix’s V6000 validators installed in city’s 165 buses and 20 streetcar lines. In addition, the future system will feature one ticket vending machine per tramway station and a Web-based card reloading service. Vix Technology will also supply 70,000 contactless cards at the initial launch of the system.
The city of Lorient has opted for a full contactless ticketing system based on smart cards and smart disposable and reloadable tickets. The city’s 130 buses will each be equipped with two contactless and WIFI validators. Vix will also supply 70 POS terminals for card issuing and reload.
Quimper City is going for a solution based on paper tickets and smart cards. These media will be issued and validated on the city’s 50 buses equipped with the latest generation of Vix driver consoles, TP 5700.
According to Vix, the commissioning of the three systems will take place in stages between Q4 2011 and 2012.