News about Rail and NFC.
February 28th, 2014
OBB, Austria’s national rail operator, is to equip 850 stations and stops with NFC information boards so travellers can receive real-time information about the arrival and departure times of their trains directly to their mobile…
January 15th, 2014
Public transportation users in Chicago and Washington DC will be able to use their NFC phones to purchase tickets in the coming years, the cities’ transportation authorities have announced. New York is also to get…
October 21st, 2013
Rio de Janeiro is set to become the first city in Brazil to pilot an NFC ticketing service for public transportation. Four mobile network operators are taking part in the pilot, which will run with…
October 14th, 2013
Hong Kong contactless transportation ticketing and stored value payments provider Octopus is conducting a mobile payments pilot in conjunction with mobile network operator PCCW-HKT, using Octopus Mobile SIMs — NFC-enabled SIM cards compatible with Sony…
August 30th, 2013
The mobile payments pilot to be conducted from next month by Dutch banks ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank in collaboration with the city of Leiden, Mastercard and mobile network operator KPN is to encompass 1,000 consumers and 150 businesses, the partners have announced.
July 1st, 2013
Mobile network operator Orange has partnered with Valencia’s department of infrastructure and transport to develop an NFC payment service for public transport in the region. The service is set to launch commercially by the end…
May 14th, 2013
Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) plans to include an NFC ticketing option when its service launches in 2015. “CMRL officials said they were working on a facility that would be incorporated in smartphones so that the AFC gate could identify it as a ticket and deduct money from the user’s account, depending on the distance he or she was planning to travel,” The Hindu reports.
May 1st, 2013
“We are passionate about giving our customers new games and more ways to play so this campaign will let people have a little bit of fun while commuting,” says Paul Meadows, the UK leisure company’s head of brand.
April 12th, 2013
The Tap4Offers platform has been installed in 360 of the UK rail operator’s carriages and platform provider KBH plans to extend the service to 6,000 carriages operated by eleven rail service providers later this year.
April 3rd, 2013
The new Mobile Ticket service is available on 96% of the city’s public transportation network and is set to be expanded to up to nine more cities across Russia this year.
February 13th, 2013
Active users are now paying with Isis five or more times a week, says Jim Stapleton, the NFC payments platform’s chief sales officer. “Consumers actually only need to know about the passcode, and you kind of have a mental ‘Oh!’ right there as they realize their leather wallet does not have a passcode,” he explained.
January 7th, 2013
New Delhi-based mobile wallet provider xpWallet has introduced an NFC ticketing solution for bus and train operators that lets commuters purchase tickets from conductors equipped with NFC phones. Travellers can either tell the conductor their destination and tap a contactless travel card or NFC phone to the conductor’s device to buy a ticket, or they can tap the conductor’s phone on both entry and exit so that the closed loop system can calculate and charge the right fare.
November 19th, 2012
Drinks distributor Suntory is promoting the launch of Pepsi Special in Japan via NFC tags placed on two Tokyo railway lines that offer travellers the chance to win free samples and access information about the new “fat-busting” soda drink.
October 10th, 2012
The mobile network operator has partnered with CTA, the public transportation operator for Spain’s Asturias region, to pilot test a service that allows customers to charge transit ticket purchases to their mobile phone bill.
August 27th, 2012
All three of Singapore’s mobile network operators are now offering commercial NFC services, enabling consumers to make purchases at more than 20,000 merchant points of sale across Singapore.
July 13th, 2012
Google is promoting adoption of its Google Wallet service in the New York area with the offer of a free trip to the beach this weekend. “On Saturday, July 14th, we’ll be paying for round-trip…
May 28th, 2012
The trial is set to lead to “a wider nationwide transport roll out” to buses and trains in 2013, says the leading UK-based public transport operator which carries 2.5m Brits every day.
April 16th, 2012
British government-backed transportation ticketing standards organisation Itso has certified Paragon RTD, a technology developed by Ecebs that lets consumers download and top up rail, bus and other public transportation tickets via smart cards and NFC phones….
January 30th, 2012
The latest generation of Passe Navigo, the travel pass used by six million commuters in the greater Paris region, will allow users to top up their cards from their NFC mobile phones and pave the way for the use of NFC phones as transportation tickets.
October 31st, 2011
EA Games has taken over eighteen outdoor media panels near the UK’s busiest railway station for the launch of its latest blockbuster game, Battlefield 3 — and several feature NFC. The advertising displays, managed by…