ATRON successfully completes Project X-Trafik in Sweden
(Söderhamn / Markt Schwaben, October 2013) X-Trafik with its headquarters in Söderhamn is the traffic association of the Swedish province of Gävleborgs Län with more than 275,000 inhabitants. X-Trafik transports ca. 14 million passengers per year on regional train connections as well as in around 75 city and 135 intercity buses.
The complete sales structure of X-Trafik was renewed in the beginning of October 2013 with the introduction of the new DEBAS system by ATRON electronic GmbH. For this, the whole bus fleet was provided with completely new equipment. ATRON installed 210 on-board computers of the AFR4 series as well as 210 smart card terminals of the type ACE130 on site. The new on-board computers also take over the control of the passenger information displays inside the vehicles. Another 20 AFR4.2 are used in stationary advance sale. 20 mobile terminals from the AMR series are used for ticket sale and ticket inspection on trains. Besides ticket sale, the related inspection, accounting and organisation processes are converted and integrated into the ATRON DEBAS ticket system. The reliable data supply is adapted by the central software ATRIES, via which subscriptions and school tickets are issued as well.
Another innovation at X-Trafik is the introduction of the ATRON Internet sales system WebTick. In future, passengers can conveniently purchase their tickets from home via this system. Besides the online system itself, ATRON supplies more than 150,000 smart cards for Electronic Ticketing, which is widespread in Sweden. With the introduction of the ATRON DEBAS system, X-Trafik's passengers can use interoperable RKF smart card, which can also be used in the neighbouring associations Dalatrafik and Upplands Lokaltrafik equipped by ATRON.
"X-Trafik is most satisfied to present the new announcement and destination & stop sign function to our customers now", says Erica Rudolphi, Project Manager from X-Trafik after the system acceptance. "With the introduction of the new ATRON System additional functions and even further opportunities within the customer information to X-Trafiks passengers are now available" according to ATRONs Senior Project Manager, Sascha Stärk.
Further installations by ATRON in Sweden
Within a major order of the Swedish consortium BIMS (Biljettsystem i Mellansverige), ATRON will completely re-equip other Swedish transport companies in the following months. After completing the project in the first half of 2014, a total of eight transport associations will be on the road in Central Sweden with modern ATRON devices. By means of this major project, ATRON will further expand its presence in Northern Europe.
ATRON electronic GmbH
ATRON can look back on a history of more than 30 years. Since its foundation by the current Managing Director Anton Tomov in 1980, the company has become one of the leading providers of system solutions for public transport. The portfolio includes three main areas of business: fare management / eTicketing, operations control and passenger information. The ATRON electronic GmbH with its headquarters in Munich and the business premises in Markt Schwaben has become a group over the course of years - the ATRON Group. There are branches in Dortmund, Magdeburg and Zagreb (Croatia) and independent companies in Switzerland and Sweden.
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Picture 1 Bus X-Trafik
Picture 2 Bus X-Trafik