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Fares/ticketing, Technology, All of UK, Europe

Charting the way to a common card

The new Memorandum of Understanding on electronic ticketing inter-operability for Europe, featured in this issue (see page 22) sets out where we are at with the evolution of contactless card technology. It is now mature and open, allowing public transport operators to use a single common specification for usage devices  that can support and load tickets and are able to work securely.

Beside smartcards issued by a scheme itself, other smartcards can be used in a scheme if their...

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