Automated Fare Collection System provides automatic fare collection on the lines, access control to stations, control and analysis of passenger flow as well as controls the tariff policies.

Bar-coded tickets, smart tokens, contactless payment cards of MIFARE® standard and bank cards are used as payment media in the system. Bar-coded tickets and smart tokens are used as means of one-time fare payment. Contactless payment cards of MIFARE® standard and bank cards are used as means of repeated fare payment.

MIFARE® cards can also be used as season tickets of different purposes.

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Each subsystem consists of soft and hardware and provides performing the functions of sub-system. Each subsystem consists of automatized working places, which allow controlling system operation and receiving required data. Center of the system is a processing center (central server node). Set of server equipment with correspondent software, which provides system’s operation, is installed in the processing center.

Advantages of the AFC system implementation:

  • increase in fare collection revenue;
  • analysis of the passengers flow records to manage the traffic route efficiency;
  • possibility of flexible policy implementation (according to the distance, zone, etc.);
  • implementation of different loyalty systems;
  • preventing the fraud both from passengers as well as from transport company’s staff;
  • reducing the costs for collecting the fare;
  • developing of the extended report system for on-line monitoring of the financial flows;
  • increasing of public transport appeal for passengers;
  • improving of environment due to the reducing of private transport usage.

AFC system is intended to perform the following functions:

  • to release contactless cards of different functional capabilities and purposes;
  • to release of payment smart-tokens for one-time fare payment;
  • to validate payment media according to the established rules;
  • to collect statistic information about vending and payment media usage;
  • to accept and transmit controlling signals to the station equipment;
  • to control working efficiency of station and server equipment.