A new service from Ferrotramviaria and SIA and Tecknè will give travellers who use the rail service connecting Karol Wojtyla International Airport and Bari city centre the option to use contactless payment.
The service, named Paga e via, will allow users to pay for tickets in completely digital mode and access trains by simply tapping their payment card on one of the turnstile readers or totems in the stations and, in case of inspection, on the readers used by staff. It is possible to use any type of contactless card, even those virtualised on smartphones or wearable devices.
“Ferrotramviaria, attentive to innovation in technology and tariff integration systems, continues its collaboration with SIA and Tecknè in a new challenge aimed at improving the relationship with its customers by simplifying mobility with the introduction of new payment methods,” said Massimo Nitti, general manager of Ferrotramviaria. “This is why it has entrusted SIA with the management of fast, secure transactions for the payment of tickets when using the transport system by which users can avoid queues or buy tickets in advance and pay directly when accessing the train platform.”
Eugenio Tornaghi, marketing and sales director of SIA, added, “Thanks to SIA’s technology, Ferrotramviaria is the first transport company in Puglia region and one of the first at national level to adopt an advanced payment system for public transport. Bari thus joins the other cities that, using our platform, with the digitization of tickets have undertaken a path of smart mobility. The hope is that this initiative will be able to integrate all regional transport and permit electronic payments to become increasingly present in the everyday life of citizens.”
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