A longstanding partner for Paris mass transit ticketing
Paris combines the most crowded subway (Metro) system in Europe, with extensive bus lines and a commuter rail service covering a wide suburban area.Gemalto has been a durable and committed partner of RATP & SNCF for card issuance since 1999, without any interruption. In particular, the NAVIGO™ contactless pass uses Gemalto's dual-interface (contact and contactless) smart cards with Calypso microprocessor technology. Our company equipped Parisians with over 10 million Calypso cards, which can be personalized with a photo ID, name and electric data. One third of these cards are issued together with a sophisticated packaging, for specific offers (tourists and people leaving outside Paris).
London travelers get smart
The success of London’s Oyster smart card for travel has helped to increase awareness and acceptance of contactless technology in the United Kingdom
Transport for London (TfL), the local government body responsible for developing and managing transportation services in the capital, introduced the Oyster card in 2003. According to Shashi Verma, TfL’s Director of Fares and Ticketing, eight million people use it regularly, with more than 43 million cards having been issued in total. Oyster cards are now used to pay for 96% of all bus trips and 80% of train journeys, which has cut the number of paper tickets issued by two thirds and reduced lines drastically. “We’re trying to take the pain out of traveling,” says Verma. Read more about Oyster.
1.4 million Celego Mifare™ contactless cards
In Sweden, Stockholm's Lokaltrafik AB awarded Gemalto a contract to provide 1.4 million Celego Mifare™ contactless cards. This includes several of our Allynis services such as a web-based Sales and Logistics interface, and our “CardLikeMe” which enables users to upload a picture of their choice to be printed on their personalized card.