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Athens to introduce electric ticketing in autumn (Greece)


Athens is planning to roll out electric ticketing for the city’s public transport this autumn, according to the Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OSCE).

The president of the OSCE, Tasos Tastanis, said that the electronic ticket project is in the second of three phases of implementation, and that the pilot will commence in September.

Speaking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, Tastanis said that the OSCE has already conducted preparatory studies and that buses have installed the necessary equipment to support the technology.

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Athens to introduce electric ticketing for public transport in 2017


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.

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

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