28 Mar 2021
Switchio Platform in Poland
The project aimed to introduce a comfortable and fast method whereby passengers could pay for transport contactlessly, using Visa and Mastercard bank cards (including emulated cards in mobiles and smartwatches) or the local ŚKUP transport card.
The Contracting Authority was the Municipal Transport Council (ZTM) of the Upper Silesia Zagłębie Metropolis, which is the largest organiser of public transport in Poland. We collaborated on the realisation with Asseco Data Systems, which is the supplier of the central back office.
Validator in Tychy busFor the realisation, we used our own Switchio® Transport product, which fully accommodates the security and functional requirements of the card companies Visa (MTT) a Mastercard (PAYG). The fare model is Check-in/Check-out. Tickets for the entire day are aggregated in Switchio®, and settlement takes place 1x per day, which bring savings for both passengers (in the case of multiple trips, they pay a maximum daily fare) and the transport company (on transaction fees).
We supply the solution as a service – Software as a Service, with 24/7 service support.
In the first phase, the project includes 42 bus and 6 trolleybus lines. 550 Mikroelektronika payment terminals and 188 POS android PAX terminals were handed over to inspectors. We equipped them with certified Switchio® applications for the acceptance of cards, communication with the central payment switch, e-ticket inspection and payment of fines directly in the vehicle.
For the transport operator – ZTM:
For the acquirer – PEP:
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