The line 3 of Mexico City’s bus network opens his gates with Thales’s ticketing solution

Posted: 17 March 2011 | Thales Group | No comments yet

The Thales’s ticketing solution for line 3 Metrobus of the bus network in Mexico City is now operational…


The Thales’s ticketing solution for line 3 Metrobus of the bus network in Mexico City is now operational.

Thales has been selected by Metrobus (Rapid Bus Transit system operator of the Government of Mexico city) to install its ticketing system for bus line 3 (Rapid Bus Transit) of Mexico City. This solution specifically developed for separated bus lines includes 100% automatic payments, entry barriers and the use of contactless cards. It enjoys the advantage of being simple, competitive and fast to deploy on a bus network with a dedicated space. Spanning 17km in length, this new line counts 32 stops and has the capacity for 120,000 passengers a day. With 54 vehicles and connection to 7 metro lines and 2 bus lines, line 3 Metrobus cut travelling time by 40%. This new line improves transport efficiency in the city and reduces the number of cars in the urban area. Furthermore, it leads to a 20,000 tonne reduction of CO2 emissions each year.

Julien Rousselet, Vice President Thales Mexico explains: “After the implementation of the Cuautitlan-Buenavista train line, from centre to north-east of the City, we are very proud to now be participating in the modernisation of the city’s transport network. This implementation in a record time of 5 months with the support of Thales Italy also provides us with the opportunity to position Thales on the growing market for light transport in this region of the world.”

Thales world leader in the field of ticketing systems, has a strong presence in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. One of its trump cards is having pioneered contactless technology and development of the multi-operator and multimodal systems.

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