WIT Press


The Concept And A Trial Operation Of Multipurpose Electronic Ticket In Japan

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980731

Volume

37

Pages

11

Published

1998

Size

1,012 kb

Author(s)

A. Hachiga, I. Hattori & Y. Yazu

Abstract

The Ministry of Transport started a project for multipurpose electronic ticket using contactless smart card. "Contactless" and "common use" are the key concepts of this ticket. After the discussion on its concept, its specification was drawn up and a prototype system is now under development. We are going to put it in a trial operation on a subway line and some bus lines in business. In the final stage of this project, the standard of multipurpose electronic ticket for Japanese railways will be established. 1 Introduction In 1971, Japanese railways began to install AFC. Owing to AFC, the railway operators could reduce the ticket related personnel, however, it brought commuter tick

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