Cubic Wins “Best Smartcard Ticketing Service” at 2014 MasterCard Transport Ticketing Awards
“Implementing ITSO on Southern Railway” project wows judges
London and San Diego, Calif., January 30, 2014–[Cubic Transportation Systems](http://cts.cubic.com/ was recognized this week for making life easier for Sussex commuters on the London to Brighton route. Recognizing its work with Southern Railway’s “the key” ITSO travelcard, Cubic was named as the “Best Smartcard Ticketing Service” provider at the 2014 MasterCard Transport Ticketing Awards.
Cubic’s work enables passengers to travel with “the key” ITSO smart cards at stations on the Southern network, stretching from Brighton to London. Passengers can now “touch in” and “touch out” using “the key” cards at 30 major Southern stations outside London, including Brighton and Gatwick Airport. In addition, Southern Railway customers can also use the gate terminals at Transport for London (TfL) managed destinations at London Victoria, London Bridge, Clapham Junction and East Croydon.
New gate lines or gate-free smart card validators are now installed at all Southern Railway and TfL-owned London stations. Cubic and Southern are continuing to work together to enable Southern passengers to load their travel cards and season tickets onto their “the key” cards. During the next stage of the project, Cubic will deploy ITSO technology onto the remaining Oyster overground gate estate. Eventually, all London Underground stations and all London buses will be able to accept ITSO smart cards.
“We are thrilled to win this award and receive industry recognition for our work with Southern Railway and ITSO,” said Roger Crow, senior vice president at Cubic Transportation Systems and managing director of Cubic Transportation Systems Europe. “We were up against some truly innovative projects and so to be crowned the winner is even more special. The transport industry is about making the task of getting from point A to B easier, so to be acknowledged for doing this with such a prestigious accolade is extremely gratifying. We can’t wait to see the benefits the next stage of the project will bring to Southern’s customers.”
About Cubic Transportation Systems
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications systems. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for U.S. and allied nations.
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic delivers integrated systems for transportation and traffic management, delivering tools for travelers to choose the smartest and easiest way to travel and pay for their journeys, and enabling transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network–all in real-time. Cubic specializes in design, development, manufacture, supply, installation, integration, services and information. Services provided by Cubic include on-site management, central systems, operations support, patron support, business support and field services.
Every year, nearly 7 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic payment and information systems. Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 major markets on five continents. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C. /Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales), Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia.
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