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Prodata ticketing equipment on the Bucharest Metro

In the capital of Romania, the Bucharest Metro uses a ticketing system very similar to Metcard, the equipment having been supplied by Prodata - the same company that supplied validators to Melbourne. Magstripe tickets are used for single trips, with smartcards for regular travellers, and the recent introduction of payment via credit card using the contactless Paywave/Paypass technologies

Paypass/Paywave processor for credit card payment of fares on the Bucharest Metro

With a single fare charged on entry, the Paypass/Paywave processor only needs to deduct the fare once from the credit card account

19 December 2012 18:53 PM
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Three different ways of paying on entry to the Bucharest Metro

The orange readers are for smartcards, the green validator is for magstripe tickets, and the black device on top is for a single trip payment via a Paypass/Paywave credit card

19 December 2012 18:53 PM
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Prodata validator spitting out a validated magstripe ticket

19 December 2012 16:17 PM
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Prodata ticket validator at a Bucharest Metro station

It looks very similar to the Metcard validators of Melbourne, and the STA buses validators in Sydney

19 December 2012 13:33 PM
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