Thales ticketing technology: the smart way to move in Auckland – May 27, 2013– Auckland, New Zealand (Techreleased) – Thales has been selected by Auckland Transport to extend its ticketing solution to the city’s bus network. This builds on the successful roll-out of Thales’s systems across Auckland’s train and ferry networks, which are already in service.
Six months into operation, the interoperable and multimodal transport smart card of Auckland, named AT HOP, is running very well. Thales, the AT HOP systems developer and implementation partner, is closely monitoring the system’s operations, user metrics and statistics, and is delighted with the results to date. In October 2012, AT HOP went live for train commuters across 42 stations and one month later AT HOP extended its operation to include 23 ferry wharves. The city’s bus system will officially go live in 2013.
Greg Edmonds, Auckland Transport Chief Operating Officer, said: “This is a project based on multimodal sophisticated technology which has been implemented in 40 cities around the world. AT HOP is your one smart card for travel on public transport around Auckland. It is a convenient, re-useable smart card that stores value, either as money, or as a rail monthly pass.”