Switzerland becomes the first country in the world to allow public transport users to pay AFTER the trip
Switzerland becomes the first country in the world to allow public transport users to pay AFTER their journey
- Carrier CH-direct will introduce a new method of payment throughout the country
- People can register the start and end of the trip in the app that calculates the costs at the end of the day
- Nearly 90,000 people in Switzerland used & # 39; post price ticketing & # 39; since the 2018 trial version
Switzerland becomes the first country in the world to allow public transport users to pay for the entire network after completing a journey.
Almost 90,000 people have started using this & # 39; post price ticketing & # 39; system on the bus, tram or metro since a trial started last year.
Carrier CH-direct said that users & # 39; spontaneous journeys & # 39; and & # 39; the best price & # 39; and it will be fully implemented by 2020.
Users of public transport in Switzerland can pay after their journey by logging the data of their journey in a smartphone app (file photo)
In the new system, a person logs the beginning of his journey on his smartphone when he enters public transport.
When they have completed the journey, they enter this information and the app calculates the total price of the journey.
If they forget to log at the end of the ride as soon as they get off the bus or subway, the app reminds them to wipe away, the local ch.
This means that people no longer have to bring change or buy a paper ticket. However, these options are still available for those who do not want to use the app.
Switzerland will be the first in the world to introduce the system throughout the country after a successful trial (photo of the file)
Project manager Silvia Kandera said: & # 39; Three years after the launch of the project, we are able to definitively introduce this innovative technology.
& # 39; This reinforces the position of Swiss public transport and our spirit of innovation. & # 39;
Automatic ticketing is currently available with apps from BLS, Fairtiq, SBB, Zürcher Verkehrsverbund and TCS.
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