Advanced Public TransportTicketing (Skycash)
Topic of the practice
Intelligent Transport Systems
Good Practice Information
SkyCash is a good practice of (Advanced) Public Transport Ticketing System.
SkyCash is an independent telecommunication tool for mobile payments, providing the simplicity and speed of transfer to the highest standards. SkyCash works on any GSM network and on any phone with Internet access. Through this application, 19 million Polish users and passengers can buy tickets for public transport in and among several cities without being forced to wait in the queue.
SkyCash safety level is equivalent to that of online banking and credit cards. Main functionalities: users registration, charging of cash in their entirety from a mobile phone, purchase tickets, control ticket based on unique 2D code generated for each ticket.
Evidence of success
Since 2011, after entering the market by two additional operators (including SkyCash), the number of tickets sold through mobile phones achieved more than 40 thousand monthly compared to 4.6 thousand transactions per month in 2008. As a result of the introduction of mobile ticketing system the workload of “standard” points of tickets sales decreased.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Mr. T. Ogrodowicz
Annex completed on: 09-23-2013