TfN launch Connected Mobility Hub to deliver better ticketing

TfN have launched the new support service to develop new ticketing initiatives and better fare offers for passengers.

Transport for the North (TfN) have launched a new support service which will provide better ticketing and fare offers for passengers. Transport for the North’s ‘Connected Mobility Hub’ will provide Local Transport Authorities (LTA’s) with specialist support so they can develop and deliver new ticketing initiatives for passengers.

“Smarter and more connected journeys for passengers is a shared ambition for many of the North’s transport authorities who want to offer a slicker, fairer and more joined-up ticketing service,” Matt Smallwood, Head of Digital Strategy for TfN, said. “What we are offering is shared expertise which removes the need for re-inventing the wheel.”

Transport for the North has secured a year’s funding from the Department for Transport to help launch the Connected Mobility Hub service, which will provide support for at least five key projects over a 12 month period.

“The pilot will provide support for at least five projects which I hope will span more than five local authorities,” Smallwood continued. “At least one project will be to support the development of new multi-operator ticketing arrangements, and another will be around making smarter use of open data around bus services.”

TfN’s Connected Mobility Hub will also offer ‘clear and authoritative’ guidance to help the North’s LTAs upskill their local resources and encourage a more standardised approach to technological deployments.

The guidance offered by Transport for the North will support the development and delivery of multi-operator ticketing, support the simplification and reform fares, and help areas prepare for contactless capping

The new initiative is a significant step towards a public transport network in the North that can offer capped contactless fares, multimodal, tickets and real-time information systems that make travel across the North as painless as it is in places like London.

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