Latvia: EUR 1 million for a new ticketing system

Vilciena maršruta Rīga - Ventspils atklāšanas pasākumsPasazieru vilciens plans to invest EUR 1 million in the new ticket sales system which will enable passengers to purchase tickets also online and via a mobile application, CEO Andris Lubans said in an interview with LETA.
According to Lubans, passengers should be provided with the opportunity to buy tickets online, through a mobile application, or from ticket vending machines. As a result, the fare calculation system should be simplified as well, which will be achieved by implementing a fare zone principle.
The company is currently working on passenger traffic analysis. Electric train routes will have six to seven zones. Aizkraukle route could also have six to seven zones. Jurmala and Jelgava routes could have four to five zones. The solution will be presented to the Road Transport Administration, which will review it and calculate the potential results. “If we reach agreement with the Administration, we will amend the service agreement and implement the new system. We are planning to visit the Administration in the first quarter of this year – we should be able to solve the matter within a couple of months. We hope to implement the zone principle after six months,” Lubans said.
Pasazieru vilciens is currently working to introduce different fare zones.
Source: The Baltic Course

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