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News roundup: Coverage of Unicard solution for SPT ZoneCard ticketing
Business publications report on new smart ticketing platform in Scotland
July 4th 2024 by Unicard

Transport publications have been reporting the news that Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has chosen Unicard to help it move from paper-based to digital ZoneCard ticketing.

This move brings smart ticketing to ZoneCard journeys on ScotRail, the Glasgow Subway and most bus routes in the west of Scotland.

Users can now purchase a ZoneCard ticket via a website, dedicated mobile app or shop. Instead of buying paper tickets from the driver when boarding, passengers simply “tap in” whenever they travel. It improves the passenger experience and reduces the complexity involved with managing paper tickets.

Unicard’s solution uses our industry-leading, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS)-ready ticketing platform, a central back-office solution encompassing a high-performance ITSO HOPS and flexible Smart Office Customer Management System, which securely processes all smart transactions. This combined solution is supported by a dedicated customer self-service web portal and a mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

The cloud-based solution can scale to support different modes of transport and mobility services as and when required. It can also be configured to support account-based ticketing (ABT) in line with fare capping and flexible travel schemes.

Online publications that covered the SPT announcement included:

 The announcement also appeared on Unicard's website here: SPT deploys Unicard platform to digitalise ZoneCard ticketing