This paper reviews the various devices employed to meter passengers into or out of an automatic fare collection system, and discusses some methods of fare collection, with particular reference to the 'stored fare' system. It is suggested that the stored fare concept might be the most appropriate as it would not only be sufficiently adequate to fulfil the requirements of commuters in small- or large-scale networks but would also minimize fraudulent attempts at fare evasion. To effect a more rigid control over passengers in an automatic fare paying system, the paper also discusses certain modifications that will be necessary in station layouts.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Symposium on Rapid Transit Vehicles for City Services 22-23 April 1971. Arranged by the Automobile Division of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Kent, J
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  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 184
    • Issue Number: Pt3S

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM