A review is presented of the functional characteristics of commercially available electronic ticketing equipment for integrated automatic fare collection. Consideration is given to the improvements they can make to passenger service and operating company management. The article concentrates on rail transport, but many of the conclusions apply to other means of transport. In particular two products of the French company Electronique Serge Dassault are described, the Mirabel system which has been installed in many stations of the French National rail network and the M6 1000 which is more sophisticated and has been designed for integration into a telematics network. The common characteristics of both systems are listed. These include: fare changes can be locally implemented; itineraries are stored in a data file and can be easily modified; protection against fraud; easy to connect to a distant computer allowing centralised acquisition of data and a reservation service. The organization of the two systems is illustrated diagrammatically.

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 8-11
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-920071-03-1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM