Thales has been selected to upgrade the Taipei’s metro network fare collection system with its new generation TRANSCITYTM solution. The upgrade covers the entire metro network, including more than 1500 fare gates across 120 stations, with a daily flow of over 1.97 million passengers.
Thales is proposing a comprehensive solution, including the replacement of contactless smartcard readers for all the existing fare gates and, above all, management in back-office of the secured transactions.
The solution will enable the fast and secured validation of any card.
This project follows the initiative of Taiwan’s Ministry of Transport and Communications to respond to the need for wider interoperability. Public transport operators and smartcard issuers have been working on building a nationwide integrated fare-card system and Taipei will be the first step.