Conduent Transportation has deployed an account-based ticketing (ABT) system for Brescia Mobilità’s light metro transit network in northern Italy.
Riders will be able to pay by contactless credit and debit cards, smartphones, smart watches, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay.
Around 50,000 people use the Brescia Metro system each day, and the hygiene benefits of contactless during the Covid-19 pandemic are attractive to transportation providers.
Tickets are stored in the cloud, with a range of devices or media linked via the cloud to the passenger’s account in the back office.
“Like Milan and Rome, the Brescia Metro system is leveraging technology to improve the commuter experience so it’s faster and more convenient,” said the agency's general manager Marco Medeghini.
“In just a few weeks, we have seen high acceptance of the new system by our metro users."
He said that further modernisation will follow.
Traditional ticket machines remain in each metro station, and riders can also use Mobile Ticket, a digital ticket purchased via text message or 'BresciApp!'
The installation is Conduent's first ABT system in Italy.
Last year Brescia Mobilità awarded Conduent a contract to upgrade its fare collection with the Atlas system on its 200 buses and light metro subway.