WIT Press


Contactless Smart Card AFC Trials In East Japan Railway

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980721

Volume

37

Pages

8

Published

1998

Size

737 kb

Author(s)

Shigeo Miki, Toshiyuki Takai & Shin Tsujimaki

Abstract

East Japan Railway Company ( JR East) has installed a magnetic automatic fare collection (AFC) system with stored fare facility in Tokyo Metropolitan area to modernize the transport system. In parallel to these developments, we are investigating a new customer-based ticketing system as proposed at WCRR'94[1], and have been developing the contactless smart card (CSC) as an essential component. The third field trial from April to November 1997 showed that a new batteryless CSC together with a newly designed gate solved most of the problems which had been made clear by the past two trials. The rate of denial that a passenger did not pass the gate with a valid ticket became practically as low as a conventional magn

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