ATRON lands major contract for eTicketing in Hamburg

(Hamburg / Markt Schwaben, April 2017) The Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV) plans to implement a comprehensive eTicketing system. All buses operating within the Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HOCHBAHN) fare zone and its subsidiary companies, as well as the buses operated by the Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH and its affiliates will be equipped with an entry control and sales system by ATRON. This solution benefits both passengers and public transport authorities by enabling efficient boarding control and fast ticketing procedures with the HVV card.
 
In a joint procurement process, the Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HOCHBAHN) and the Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH) have commissioned ATRON electronic GmbH from Markt Schwaben to equip their fleets of vehicles with eTicketing solutions. The contract encompasses the delivery of 3,600 ACT 420 ATRON Smart Card Terminals, as well as 1,800 AVT-series Driver Terminals. The buses of the HOCHBAHN and of its subsidiaries* as well as the vehicles of the VHH and the affiliated companies** will be equipped with a combined control and sales system in the first and second stages. The Driver Terminal shows the driver the results of transactions made via the Smart Card Terminal, so that he or she can provide active sales support, if needed. Thanks to an intuitive touch screen, a quick card reader, and an efficient software, determining the validity of tickets is a speedy, simple, and convenient process. The HVV-Card also enables passengers to directly purchase tickets themselves. All components are reliably connected to the central eTicketing system via ATRIES, the ATRON background system. 

Hamburger Hochbahn
AG Founded in 1911, the Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HOCHBAHN) provides environmentally friendly, comfortable mobility for everyone in the growing metropolitan Hamburg area with its 100 bus and 4 subway lines. As the largest HVV partner, the HOCHBAHN operates more than 1.2 million passenger trips each weekday, making it the second-largest local transit company in Germany. 

Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH
As the second-largest bus transport company in northern Germany, the Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH) transports around 100.7 million passengers annually using 555 buses along 154 routes.  
 
* The subsidiaries of HOCHBAHN are the Süderelbe Bus GmbH and the Friedrich Jasper Rund- und Gesellschaftsfahrten GmbH.

** The affiliated companies of the VHH are the KViP - Kreisverkehrsgesellschaft in Pinneberg mbH, and the RMVB - Ratzeburg-Möllner Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH.
 
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