Stationary ticket machines designed and manufactured by Mera System will be introduced at the beginning in Germany and the Czech Republic. The order was placed by the intercity carier leader in Europe, the German FlixBus.

Passengers using FlixBus services will be able to buy tickets in the facilities of the Polish company, initially in two cities, in German Karslruhe and Czech Karlove Vary. For FlixBus this will be a test of the new ticket distribution channel. Previously, FlixBus sold tickets only through its own website and mobile application, which still did not prevent them from creating in the very short time the largest intercity transport chain on the European market. If the intelligent solution works, Mera Systemy will face the opportunity to deliver the ticket machines to other European cities.

– In Poland, we have already delivered over 4,500 ticket machines for the public transport sector. The contract with the German Flixbus is just the beginning of our expansion. Entering foreign markets is a natural development direction for the company – says Adam Filutowski, president of Mera Systemy.

The model of the intelligent ticket machine purchased by FlixBus was presented for the first time in Karlsruhe during the March IT-TRANS fair, one of the most important events concerning trends and innovations in urban transport. Ticket machines support cash (banknotes and coins) as well as payment cards (VISA, MasterCard). The ticket machine structure is vandal-resistant and prepared for all external conditions. The device is adapted for the disabled and is also compliant with the VDV standard.