Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cubic wins landmark German ticketing contract

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Germany's Rhein Main Services (RMS) has selected Cubic technology for the country's first large-scale electronic ticketing system. The system will serve a region with a population of more that five million where an estimated 650 million journeys are taken annually on public transport.

RMV ordered the system on behalf of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV). The RMV and its partners operate trains serving 600 stations, along with 3,300 buses.

The work will be performed through Cubic Deutschland, part of the transportation segment of San Diego-based Cubic Corp. a global provider of fare collection systems and ticketing services.

Steve Shewmaker, president of Cubic Transportation Systems worldwide, said: "While this contract is our largest in Germany, we also have contracts with RMV and other German cities to extend the use of mobile phones for electronic ticketing. We expect to merge these efforts in the future and provide Germany with some of the most modern and efficient electronic ticketing in the world."