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UTI implements a modern automated fare collection system with Metrorex

UTI Grup will be part of the modernization of the Bucharest subway network and will implement an automated fare collection and an access control system for the subway station on the 1, 2 and 3 lines.

41 subway stations and 70 passageways are going to be modernized with state-of-the-art access control systems – new validators for magnetic cards and RFID modules for the contactless cards.

1,352 access gates, equipped with passenger counting systems, will be installed and will help predict passenger flows, while 139 ticket vending machines will be installed in each station. The vending machines will issue receipts and will give change in coins and notes. The machines will issue new magnetic cards and will be used to recharge the contactless cards.

The implementation of the news system will occur while the old system is still in use and the passengers will use the existing cards that are valid for the current and the modernized system.  When the traffic flow increases, the access areas can become access or exit ways according to need.

Using the new system, the passengers’ access will be easier, the interaction with the system is intuitive, while the equipment will display a message with relevant information: number of journeys left on the card, the validity period of the subscription, etc.

The project is financed from external non-refundable funds (Transport Sector Operational Program) and from the state budget.