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Smartran brings together a unique combination of experience with smart card technology, NFC mobile applications and transport ticketing. Our credentials in transport include:

Smartran has worked with Unicard Ltd to develop a demonstration of ITSO capability using NFC technology. This has been demonstrated to DfT and ITSO and is being considered by a number of transport operators.

Assertis appointed Smartran to provide technical advice and consultancy in the development of a new web-based ticketing system Smartran was retained for it’s knowledge and experience in rail ticketing, ticketing systems and accreditation. The service was brought to market 6 month earlier than expected due to the assistance we provided.

Smartran has been awarded a framework contract for the provision of ITSO technical consultancy support services to Local Authorities and Transport Operators in the South West of England. The primary objectives are to enable these organisations to implement smart ticketing and utilise a shared back office which will manage the configuration of their ticketing infrastructure and capture the transaction data.

First Group selected Smartran to provide consultancy and technical support in bids for rail franchises including introduction of ITSO based smart ticketing & settlement

Smartran assisted and advised key decision makers in the Strategic Rail Authority and Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) on the overall approach and system requirements to support multi-modal ITSO compatible Smart Card applications. This work has involved the review of Smart Card scheme requirements and definition of alternative architectures. Our previous work in this area has involved analysis of function, investigation of interfaces and checking the fit to ITSO standards. We provided technical support to the production of ITT specifications and review of supplier responses.

As part of these and other projects Smartran has been involved with the specification of an ITSO back office, smart card system security, multi-model transport ticketing, e-money, payment systems, software supplier audits, e-government and clearing & settlement systems.

Smartran has assisted a transport service provider in the investigation of faults and unreliability of Electronic Ticketing Machines equipped with smart card readers. Smartran was able to make a number of recommendations concerning fault diagnostics, maintenance and steps to reduce the incidence of service affecting faults. As more service providers adopt smart card technology, the reliability and operational maintenance of these systems will be critical to revenue and service performance.

Our consultants bring a broad range of additional design and implementation experience.

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If you are exploring the costs and benefits of potential projects, Smartran can assist you. For further information or an informal discussion about how our expertise and solutions can help you, contact Smartran on:
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       Latest News      

Congratulations to Tramlink Nottingham and Nottingham Trams who won 4 Light Rail awards in 2014
Customer Service
– move to Off Tram Ticketing.
Vision (highly commended) – Off Tram Ticketing.
Service Improvement (highly commended).
Engineering Achievement for pushing new Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge over Notts station.

Confidex, the world's leading supplier of contactless fare media, has been selected by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), which owns and operates the Glasgow Subway, to supply a large volume of contactless ITSO smart tickets to replace magnetic stripe tickets currently in use across the underground system... Read More

At the pre-xmas Transport Card Forum meeting, Kevin provided a short update on the potential for low cost smart tickets. Read More...

Kevin Farquharson is currently working as project manager and on acceptance for Nottingham Trams who will introduce off-tram ticketing in 2013. Read More...

Smartran is delighted to welcome smart ticketing industry expert Peter Tomlinson to the team. Read More...

Smartran is delighted to announce the expansion of a proven reward scheme to incentivise volunteers in your community and introduce real financial incentives to health and wellbeing programmes. We invite you to register your interest to ensure you receive our launch offers and guarantee of best terms as the scheme matures. Read More...

Smartran has been awarded a framework contract for the provision of ITSO technical consultancy support services to Local Authorities and Transport Operators in the South West of England. Read More...

London Councils and Capital Ambition chose Smartran to investigate the introduction of a Pan-London Resident Card.

Hillindgon Council Kevin Farquharson present at the first important milestone of the HillingdonFirst card
chose Smartran to plan and implement HillingdonFirst, the largest multi-application resident card delivered for several years in England.    Read more...

Assertis chose Smartran to advise on  implementation of new transport web ticketing solution Read more...

London Borough of Waltham Forest has completed over four year of operational support of their resident card scheme, Smartran, the smart card specialist company responsible for the successful launch of the scheme, and London Borough of Waltham Forest agreed a new contract to the borough resident card scheme in 2009, the OneCard.  Read more...

Smartran successfully deliver feasibility study into a Youth Access card for London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Read more...

Novacroft chose Smartran to advise on  implementation of  transport smart ticketing solution Read more...


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