Pioneering project to enable bank card-based transport access

INDRA HAS DEVELOPED FOR RENFE THE FIRST RAILWAY PROJECT OF DIRECT PAYMENT AND ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION BY BANK CARD IN SPAIN.

Indra has developed for Renfe the first railway project of direct payment and access to transportation by bank card in Spain, which will allow the public to pass through the entry and exit turnstiles at the stations of the Malaga suburban train network by simply holding the bank’s contactless card over the sensor. The system then automatically manages the payment for the corresponding ticket. The new payment method will be valid for one-way tickets.

Indra has made the ticketing system implemented in Renfe smarter. The system, which is one of the Indra Mova Collect family of solutions, is thus able to recognize the bank card at the start and end of the journey and apply the appropriate fare, according to the different zones of the Malaga suburban rail network. This is an advanced and pioneering development that makes Malaga one of the few cities in the world that have this technology. It facilitates direct payment at the turnstile with EMV contactless bank cards, both credit and debit, and through cell phones, with NFC and virtual cards that allow payment.

Transport cards normally have all the user’s information and record each time the user passes through a turnstile. However, credit card information is confidential, so, to ensure privacy, all information must be managed from the central system, which must be smart so that it can match the input and output.