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Nevis Technologies has supplied more than 100,000 Bramble smartcards to travellers on the Glasgow Subway in the UK.

The smart ticketing system on the underground metro line was installed as part of the £300m modernisation programme ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

The ITSO-compliant Bramble smartcard replaces paper tickets and tokens, allowing travellers to switch between multiple transportation systems.

This pay-as-you-go model allows travellers to store tickets and travel data in a secure manner.

SPT’s assistant chief executive Eric Stewart said: "The future of transport will rely more on smart integrated ticketing as our customers demand more convenience and ease of travel.

"The ITSO-compliant Bramble smartcard replaces paper tickets and tokens, allowing travellers to switch between multiple transportation systems."

"Public transport operators are looking to work together to ensure journeys become as easy and simple as possible for passengers and increasing the adoption of smart technology is key to achieving this."

In addition, the smart ticketing system includes a back office Host Operating or Processor System (HOPS) delivered by Ecebs and a card management system (CMS).

Nevis Technologies’ director David Braddock said: "Our vision is to extend the use of ‘Bramble’ across multiple operators and multiple modes of transport.

"These cards are particularly suited for this and an e-purse for pay-as-you-go travel."

According to a statement posted on the company’s website, nearly 13 million passenger journeys were taken on the Glasgow Subway in 2014 and 2015.


Image: The smart ticketing system allows travellers to switch between multiple transportation systems. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire / Nevis Technologies.