Contactless EMV payments launched across the Ginko network in Besançon
By introducing a contactless payment system across the Ginko network, the City of Besançon hopes to make fare payments simpler and boarding faster for public transport users.
Passengers in the city of Besançon, France, are now able to take advantage of contactless EMV payments following the launch of a contactless open loop fare collection system across the Ginko network of over two hundred buses and trams.
The system is being launched by the City of Besançon, in partnership with Keolis Besançon, Kuba, La Banque Postale and Littlepay. It provides a frictionless, tap-to-ride experience, where passengers can simply tap a contactless payment method onto a payment reader as they board. Payments can be made using a Visa, Mastercard or co-branded Carte Bancaires credit or debit card, or a contactless-enabled mobile wallet.
The solution makes fare payments simpler and boarding faster for Besançon’s public transport users, who make up to 30 million trips each year. The city sees this modernisation of ticketing as a vital part of improving passenger experience, so that more people will be encouraged to make sustainable travel choices.
This is the first phase of a rollout of contactless open loop fare collection in Besançon, and a second phase is planned on suburban lines in September 2022.