Saudi Arabia Awards $ 314 Mln Contract to Spanish Company for Transportation Project

Siemens baut fahrerlose U-Bahn in Riad / Siemens builds driverless metro system in RiyadhSpanish company Indra will provide Saudi Arabia contactless ticketing systems for a new public transportation project currently under construction in Riyadh.

Under a $ 314 million deal sealed with the Saudi transportation authority, Indra will supply the Saudis with its high-tech ticketing and access control technology.

The project includes the most advanced technology for pricing control, a control centre, systems for 1,000 buses, access control and ticketing equipment for six subway lines and bus stops.

The project includes financial management software, the operator clearing house, and other value-added systems for commercial management as well as maintenance and technological assistance for 10 years.

By winning this deal, which is the biggest ticketing project in the world up-to-date, the Spanish company enhances its position in the Middle East market and in Saudi Arabia wherein Indra is the technological partner in the high-speed railroad project between Medina and Mecca.

The Riyadh project will enable passengers to use contactless single card for all means of transportation (subway and bus). Thanks to this smart technology, users will be able to access the entire public transportation system using only one card, which they can validate quickly and easily by placing it near the reader. This solution will also include one-way tickets with a bar code and a cell phone payment application that uses NFC (Near Field Communication).

These technologies, used in several capitals of the world, help to improve efficiency, service and security.

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