Thursday, March 27, 2003

Public transport card in the Netherlands to be made by East-West consortium

Het Financieele Dagblad report that a consortium with Vialis, Accenture, Thales and the Hong Kong public transport company MTRC Corporation has won the bid for the development and introduction of the Dutch public transport system. Contracts will be signed on May 15.

The choice for this consortium will be made public by Trans Link Systems (in which many of the transport companies work together) later today. The system will be a contactless card that replaces the current 'Strippenkaart' (a paper based ticket system).