Cubic and EDS Team for Denmarks Rejsekort Smart Travel Card Project

Tuesday 10 February 2004 10:42 CET | News

Cubic Transportation Systems and EDS have pre-qualified for a new system tender that will link all of Denmarks rail and bus operations to a "smart" national travel card.The bid will include system design, development, project management, delivery, installation, operation, maintenance, financing and additional business opportunities arising from the use of a single card in Denmark. Cubic and EDS formed a new consortium specifically to bid on the system, and have added the Denmark-based division of Siemens to the team as a major subcontractor. The Cubic, EDS and Siemens team is one of seven consortia to have been invited to tender for the upcoming smart card-based national fare collection system for Denmark. The issuer of the tender is Rejsekort A/S, the managing entity of the national travel card initiative, consisting of the Greater Copenhagen Authority, Danish State Railways (DSB), the Association of County Councils in Denmark and the 0restad Development Corp. The Cubic, EDS and Siemens consortium has a solid experience record of more than 30 years in the development and operation of electronic ticket systems in Denmark and the rest of the world. Cubic and EDS are the two major shareholders in the TranSys consortium that delivered Londons "Oyster" smart card project, the worlds largest automatic fare collection implementation and operations contract for mass transit. All three companies are strongly represented in Denmark with a total of nearly 3,000 employees. Cubic is the established leader in the Danish market for electronic ticket systems, having for 16 years successfully delivered and serviced its automated fare collection systems, including its proven back office central computer system. Rejsekort A/S is expected to award the contract in 2005. The system will be put into operation gradually beginning in 2006 and is expected roll out nationally in 2009.

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