Atlas Public Transport Ticketing System in Riga - Latvia

Project information

Index: 1254R4
Acronym:POLITE
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location LATVIA Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2009

Topic of the practice

E-ticket is a universal electronic ticket enabling the use of the most up-to-date and convenient means of payment for public transport services. In Riga public transport e-tickets were fully introduced on May 1, 2009, and they are valid in all public transport vehicles of "Rigas satiksme".

Good Practice Information

E-ticket allows passengers to save time on buying tickets, solves the problem of the availability of paper tickets in retail trade, and requires no cash. A ticket loaded to an e-ticket is valid for 12 months from the moment of its purchase. Electronic validators are located in public transport vehicles – buses, trolleybuses and trams and register passengers paying for the trip.
E-ticket is a universal electronic ticket enabling the use of the most up-to-date and convenient means of payment for public transport services. E-ticket uses Atlas Public Transport Ticketing System. Atlas systems and services are used by over 1,000 municipal, regional and national operators to run more than 150,000 pieces of equipment.

Evidence of success

50% of Riga inhabitants have a personalized e-talons smartcard, 90% of Riga inhabitants have used e-talons, 500 000+ trips registered on peak days, 66% of passengers use a smartcard,

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Vladimirs Elsters

Rigas Karte

Vladimirs@rigaskarte.lv

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