Mera signed a contract with ZTM (Public Transport Authority) in Warsaw and is going to become the operator of even 100 new stationary ticket machines.
ZTM gradually expands the ticket distribution network of Warsaw public transport, part of which are stationary and mobile ticket vending machines, popular among passengers. The importance of this distribution channel keeps increasing, which is reflected in sales data – more than 55 percent of ticket sales comes from ticket machines (42,7 percent – stationary, 12,6 percent – mobile).
Today ZTM, the Public Transport Authority in Warsaw, signed a contract with Mera, based on which the company from Grodzisk Mazowiecki is going to become the operator of even 100 stationary ticket machines BS-10. The company will manufacture and install the devices at their own expense. The contract, which involves cooperation in a so-called open system, is going to remain in force until the end of 2022.
– We want Warsaw Public Transport tickets to be available to our passengers as easily as possible. The current sales network consists of, among others, over 4 thousand sales points, Passenger Service Points, more than 700 stationary ticket machines and over 2000 ticket machines in vehicles – says Wiesław Witek, the Director of ZTM.
Passengers will be able to purchase paper tickets or top up their electronic urban cards using BS-10 machines. The BS-10 model, designed and manufactured in Mera, enables quick transactions with contactless and standard cards, as well as smartphones with the use of BLIK payment system. The machines also take cash and give change. BS-10 was also developed with people with various disabilities in mind. The ticket machine meets all European standards of accessibility for people with limited mobility and vision impairments.
– BS-10 tocket machines for ZTM in Warsaw are the latest and at the same time already proven devices. Passengers of Flixbus, the leader of long-distance road transport in Europe, use the same model. The ticket machine has to meet a number of specific and strict standards before it could enter the German market. That’s why we believe that they will be just as reliable in Warsaw and people will be happy to use them – says Adam Filutowski, the President of Mera.
Starting cooperation with ZTM is possible for every company interested in participating in the so-called open system. Such company has to accept the provisions of the contract and fulfil requirements in terms of functionality of stationary ticket machines. The machines have to enable ongoing sales, 24 hours a day every day, as well as saving tickets purchased online on a contactless card. First, such devices have to obtain a positive assessment from ZTM, following a series of functional and technical tests. Cooperation in an open system presumes delivery and installation of at least 30 machines at the company’s own expense, launching sales up to 1 year of signing the contract, as well as take care of ongoing maintenance and repairs of those devices.