Athens becomes the 100th city using contactless smart tickets provided by Confidex. (Picture: George Tsitouras photos / via Confidex)

Athens is 100th city with contactless smart tickets by Confidex

Confidex has been selected to deliver millions of smart tickets to OASA Group, Athens Urban Transport Organization, claiming Athens – population 3.75 million in metropolitan area – as the 100th city using contactless technology provided by Confidex.

The mission of OASA Group, including the companies Road transport S.A. and Urban Rail Transport S.A., is to increase the efficiency of the public transportation services for the benefit of the passengers utilizing the technology and by this way to improve the quality of life in Athens.

The contract, signed between OASA and Confidex, includes a total of 500,000 Desfire 4kB cards and 51,700,000 Mifare Ultralight EV1 128B tickets to fulfil the needs of the Athenian public transport network in 2019.

The CEO of OASA, Ioannis Skoumbouris, and the CEO of Confidex LTD, Timo Lindström, signed the contract in Athens in November.

Following the signing of the agreement, Ioannis Skoumbouris stated that "the Agency has selected the most economical solution for the provision of electronic tickets and cards since the beginning of their deployment in Athens."

Timo Lindström is looking forward to supplying smart tickets to Athens: “This contract with OASA further strengthens Confidex’s global leadership in public transport ticketing. The contract gives Confidex a good basis to develop our operations and technologies for smart mobility solutions.”

OASA Group consists of the Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA), which is responsible for financing the Athens Urban Transport System and of the companies “Road Transport S.A.” operating transport services by buses and trolley buses and “Urban Rail Transport S.A.”, operating transport services by the metro, electric railway and tram.

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