Thales has been selected to upgrade Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation ticketing system for multiple electronic payment
Thales, in partnership with MiTAC Information Technology Corp. (MiTAC) will provide an innovative ticketing system for Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC).
The Taipei Mass Rapid Transit, also known as Metro Taipei, is operated by the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC), which is owned by the Taiwan Government. It is the first metro system in Taiwan and serves the cities of Taipei and New Taipei. The Taipei City Government has implemented a major policy regarding electronic payments, providing daily 2 million passengers transactions with various options for making contactless payments, in addition to the existing stored value card payment solution in order to provide a seamless and convenience travel to enhance passenger experience.
Thales and its key partner MiTAC Information Technology Corporation in Taiwan, will collaborate on a project to design and implement an upgraded Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for the Taipei Metro Network and retrofit the existing AFC equipment.
This project aims to enable Multiple Electronic Payment options across 120 stations. The upgraded system will incorporate EMV fare media, including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and JCB, as well as QR code payment options such as TRTC SJQR and 3rd party QR codes (LinePay Money Transit QR, EasyCard Transit QR, iCash Transit QR). Currently, the payment options are only a contactless token/ticket purchased at vending machine or ticket office and contactless stored value card (Easycard, iCash and iPass).
“We are very pleased to collaborate with our long term partner MiTAC on this project for the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit in Taiwan. The award of this project has reinforced the position of Thales in the transportation market in Taiwan with the support and trust from our long term customer and partner. We look forward to many more achievements and occasions to demonstrate our expertise together in the future.” Mr. Jean-Marc Reynaud, Vice President, Revenue Collection Systems, Thales
“We are proud to maintain a long term partnership with Thales GTS and this project award is demonstrated our huge success and winning customer trust on our technology solutions. The next key milestone would be to deliver the project as committed”. Mr. Kent Chen, Vice President, Mitac Kent CHEN, vice-président, Mitac.