In November in the capital in a test mode launched an e-ticket in the land-based public transport, but testing had to be suspended because of the need to link the ground transport and the metro. Also the question remains for the installation of equipment in buses. However, the private carriers on this account their against.
About it writes “Today”.
In the KSCA reported that in December 2018, passengers will be able to pay the fare in capital public transport, and metro electronic plastic cards and tickets with the QR code through the validators.
As described in the Department of information technology KSCA, now completed testing of the new system of technical specialists.
“The staff checks on the computer connected all the validators, as they are affected by weather conditions. This is a test of the integrated operation of the system, which includes not only controllers, but and on-Board computers for drivers”, – said the representatives of the city authorities.
According to passengers, on the screens of the validators has a new message: “Put the card” and “closed System”. But the electronic travel cards, reloadable travel and single tickets with the QR code has not yet been sold.
Promise to start selling in the coming weeks. Cards can be purchased at the ticket offices of subway and “Kyivpastrans” and the boxes at bus stops and fare inspectors.
With regard to the delayed launch of e-ticket, then, as explained in the KSCA, due to the fact that you want to associate a ticket together as ground transportation and subway. The metro e-ticket want to run simultaneously with trams, trolleybuses and buses. For this purpose, each station will be converted into one turnstile (where you pay by Bank card PayPass system), and in the future, these turnstiles will be more.
As for private carriers, they put it mildly, not in delight from this idea. Why the shuttles don’t want to set the validators, here the entrepreneurs were a hundred arguments against one another.
First of all, the problem is that the system is not cheap. If it installs, you need to raise fares to recoup costs. In addition, during peak hours to take advantage of the new payment system will also not just because, as you know, the bus fills to capacity and passengers just pickone will be able to reach the validator.
We will remind, passengers are explained how to seek compensation, in case Express to Boryspil late.
As reported by the portal Know.ia, in Kiev on the overpass passenger bus crashed into a passenger car.
Also Know As.Eeyore wrote that the Ukrainians came up with the “budget” names for the metro stations.
See: E-ticket in Ukraine. The advantages of the new payment system
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.