Automated Fare Collection

Automated Fare Collection (AFC) is a generic term for a ticketing system in public transport where the fare is no longer paid directly but via ticket vending machines, online services or other methods. In practice AFC is the default fare collection method in any modern public transport system.

Integrated ticketing, which refers to tickets that are valid across different operators and modes, are becoming more and more popular.

Major Benefits

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Secure

State of the art payment security

Fraud protection

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Future-proof

Software independent hardware components

Scalable towards future means of payment

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Flexible

Software independent hardware components

Scalable towards future means of payment

Main Components

Tickets or Other Media
 

Conventional paper tickets or electronic tickets.

Ticket Vending Machine or Online Service

Conventional ticket vending machines with different payment options, apps or web services.

Connected Ticket Reader
 

Turnstiles, ticket validators or other means.

Central System
 

Management of the AFC system.