Dijon Métropole, Keolis, the Caisse d’Epargne de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Visa and Worldline launched a new innovation on public transport payment system. For the first time in France, when passengers board a tram, they will now be able to pay for their journey with a contactless payment card, regardless of their bank. All they have to do is board the trams and validate their journey by tapping their contactless payment card on the validation terminal provided for this purpose.
This innovation, available throughout Dijon’s two tram lines, will be extended to the city’s bus routes in a second phase.
The new system implements the pricing rules in force for standard tickets, namely EUR 1.30 per journey, valid for 1 hour on the two tram lines, and goes further by setting the price of a daily pass, at EUR 3.90, as the maximum price.
The new payment system will allow passengers to view their travel history, or print their receipts if required.
“Cities today ensure greater efficiency in public services and consistency of action within one area. This is not a hegemonic role, but a unifying one, involving major innovative projects for the residents of Dijon and the wider region,” François Rebsamen, Chairman of Dijon Métropole said.