The Greek capital is set to introduce a new electronic public transport ticket in 2017 that will crack down on fare-dodging and allow a more flexible fare structure, reports Gazzetta.
Greece’s Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister, Christos Spirtzis, said that he hoped electronic ticketing would be introduced faster than planned, beginning with the bus network.
Spirtzis said that the new flexible system will be based on how far passengers travel, with reduced fares for small distances and higher fares for people taking longer trips. The introduction of electronic tickets would also correct current distortions affecting the daily operation of the transport system, especially fare-dodging and fake tickets.
The announcement took place during a ceremony to create three digital master keys for the system, which will act as a safeguard against attempted fraud.