Parkeon is to modernise the RATPs passenger ticket sales infrastructure

Paris, 13 June, 2006 Parkeon announces today that it has been chosen by the RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens), the Paris transport authority, to modernise its passenger ticket sales infrastructure.
Paris, 13 June, 2006 Parkeon announces today that it has been chosen by the RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens), the Paris transport authority, to modernise its passenger ticket sales infrastructure. Parkeon will supply the RATP with a new automated ticket sales machine.

This is a major contract for the company, the price of which is estimated at nearly 35 million euros with an optional part.

Installed in metro and RER stations, this automated dispensing and recharging machine will complement the RATPs existing sales infrastructures while at the same time improving their automation, their security and their availability. The deployment of the new terminals should start in 2008.

Using this universal machine, RATP customers will be able to purchase and recharge their Navigo contactless pass (the travelcard for the Ile de France region) or obtain all conventional magnetic tickets and eventually contactless tickets using an extended range of modes of payment: coins, bank notes and credit cards.

At a time when the Navigo pass is about to be extended to all carte Orange travelcard zones, the RATP is equipping itself with a new sales tool to offer its customers a wider range of services and make access to transport in the Ile de France region even easier, particularly for the partially sighted with a specially adapted interface.

Transport safety and high quality of service objectives: that is the basis of our commitments to passengers and the Ile de France transport organising authority, the STIF, says Philippe Martin, the RATPs Managing Director for Spaces, Services and Sales. This new automated equipment project testifies to our desire to upgrade our sales systems to provide a service better suited to our customers expectations: easier access to our network, diversity in the places and means of dispensing of tickets and increased availability of sales equipment.

For Philippe Millet, Parkeons Transport Director, This project is fully in line with Parkeons expertise. We have proven know-how in the field of automated equipment applied to the transport market. Our terminals owe their reputation both to their sturdiness, reliability and user-friendliness and to the technologies and innovations they incorporate. However, to ensure the success of the present project, we have also taken into account the constraints linked to the specific characteristics of our customers environment, particularly the safety of passengers and operating personnel.

Philippe Martin adds that: Parkeon has fully integrated the answers to these specific needs in its offer, to provide passengers with the best in public transport service while at the same time guaranteeing optimum economic efficiency; all of these factors naturally led us to place our trust in them again for this major project for the RATP.

(In France, Parkeon is a longstanding strategic partner of the RATP: in particular, the company installed the 1000 Point-Of-Sale Terminals equipping RATP ticket counters and the 700 automated Navigo machines recently deployed in the metro).

Press Contact Parkeon

Nicolas Poirier
Communications Director
+33 (0)1 58 09 81 10
+33 (0)1 58 09 81 26

Parkeon Press Office

Thierry Derrien / Benjamin Béchaux
Fleishman-Hillard for Parkeon
+33 (0)1 53 05 50 65
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