Indra is Awarded New Ticketing Contracts for the Sao Paulo and Santiago (Chile) Subways for the Amount of Euros5.3 Million
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Press release date: February 18, 2014
• The multinational will install the access control and ticket validation system for the Sao Paulo Subway's Line 5 extension, and it will provide support and maintenance services for the Santiago Subway during five years
• These contracts consolidate Indra as a leading provider of intelligent technologies for urban public transport in Latin America, with projects completed in Curitiba, Medellín and Mexico DF
Indra has been awarded two new ticketing contracts for the Sao Paulo Subway in Brazil and the Santiago Subway in Chile for the amounts of Euros1.4 million and Euros3.9 million, respectively. These contracts consolidate Indra as a leading provider of intelligent technologies for urban public transport in Latin America, with innovative projects that the multinational has completed in the last two years in cities such as Curitiba, Medellín and Mexico DF.
For the Sao Paulo Subway, the project consists of implementing the access control and ticket validation systems for the 11 stations of the Line 5 extension. Indra's systems will make it possible to simultaneously process and manage magnetic tickets as well as the Single Ticket contactless cards and the metropolitan area cards, assuring the intermodality between the subway and buses in the urban and metropolitan areas of Sao Paulo.
This contract allows Indra to position itself as a technological provider of the Sao Paulo Subway, which plans to expand the current network from 74 kilometres to 338 kilometres by 2030. This strong network expansion requires new solutions in the area of control, security, telecommunications, ticketing, etc., for which Indra is one of the leading companies in the world.
In the case of Transantiago, the Chilean capital's integrated public transport system that includes buses and suburban trains, Indra has been awarded the contract to provide support services for the Santiago Subway during the next five years. This involves the maintenance of the integrated payment platform of Transantiago, that manages Santiago Subway. The project includes support for the applications of the subway's electronic access system throughout the city that was also rolled out by Indra, upgrade maintenance for these applications, and technological services for other system vendors as required.
The technology used in the Santiago Subway is one of the most advanced in the world since it integrates the Transantiago multimodal system and uses contactless cards as the payment method. The main advantage for users is that it has an integrated rate that allows them to obtain discounts and quickly access the Subway network, while eliminating the need to carry cash.
Indra has been a provider for the Santiago Subway for nearly ten years. The multinational has supported the development of the Santiago Subway successful Multivía contactless card and the implementation of all the sales and access control systems for the 2, 5, 2 North, 4 and 4A lines. Additionally, it has developed and implemented throughout the entire Santiago Subway network the systems for point of sale (POS), Mobile POS, and automatic topping up of contactless cards (TOTEM), among other projects.
Indra is the leader in Chile for ticketing and access control systems, with projects for the Santiago Subway, the Valparaiso Subway (Merval), the Suburban Railways of Concepción (Fesub) and a number of commuter lines in the country.
Leading technology for transport
Indra is one of the world's leading ticketing companies, with references such as the subways of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Lisbon, Calcutta and Shanghai, the monorail and subway of Mumbai, the monorail and light rail tram lines of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), the suburban railway of Mexico City, the light rail of Austin (Texas) and the light rail of St. Louis in the United States.
Also in the field of public passenger transport management, Indra's operations assistance system (OAS) solution manages more than 13,500 buses throughout the world, with customers in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Poland, Morocco, Portugal and Spain.
The latest projects that Indra is completing in cities such as Kuala Lumpur or Medellín are moving towards intermodal transport models that integrate the management of different modes of transportation.
The application of public transportation management technology makes it possible to improve the service and promote its use by residents, which is a fundamental aspect at a time when one of the main challenges for the future, especially in urban settings, is to address the need for more efficient, ecological and sustainable transportation and mobility.