Cubic wins rail ticketing equipment maintenance contract in Australia

24 April 2012 (Last Updated April 24th, 2012 18:30)

Cubic Transportation Systems, a unit of US-based Cubic, has won a $65m three-year contract from Rail Corporation New South Wales (RailCorp) to maintain ticketing equipment and provide related services for passenger rail operations in Sydney, Australia.

Cubic Transportation Systems, a unit of US-based Cubic, has won a $65m three-year contract from Rail Corporation New South Wales (RailCorp) to maintain ticketing equipment and provide related services for passenger rail operations in Sydney, Australia.

Under the contract, the company will carry out maintenance for Cubic-made ticketing equipment, including fare gates and vending machines, and will be responsible for network monitoring and ticketing services, such as cash management at rail stations.

The contract also includes two one-year renewal options for services, as well as a range of operations and services for RailCorp's automatic ticketing system.

Its benefits include more efficient and effective management of ticketing, high levels of equipment availability and an improved customer experience.

The company will also perform network monitoring and a ticketing services control centre (TSCC), including cash management at RailCorp's CityRail and CountryLink stations.

Cubic Transportation Systems delivers integrated solutions that help transport operators manage their operations and services, as well as give passengers easy ways to pay their fares.

In 2010, Cubic signed a $370m contract with Public Transport Ticketing (PTTC) to design, develop and implement Sydney's Electronic Ticketing System.

Cubic's phased approach for deployment of the smart card will commence with ferries, rail and then buses. Upon completion of the design, build and install phases, Cubic will operate the system for ten years.

Under the system, commuters will be able to load money onto their smart card and deduct the fare while using ferries, rail and buses.