moBiel launched new ticket vending machines from Scheidt & Bachmann

- Fare-collection-systems

moBiel, the provider of public transport services in Bielefeld, Germany, has successfully started the installation of around 100 new ticket vending machines. The new devices are provided by Scheidt & Bachmann and replace their predecessor models which have been operated over 25 years.

The new devices provide audio support for passengers with impaired vision. A touchscreen instead of a button system enables a larger ticket offering than before. The payment options have also been extended: The new machines accept coins and banknotes and soon also cashless payment via debit and credit cards. The new devices are prepared to issue electronic tickets in the future.

moBiel’s new ticket machines are not only a point of sales but also provide information for passengers. They have an additional display to provide passenger information such as upcoming departures or delays in real time soon and the complete moBiel timetable will be available through the touchscreen. In addition, passengers who are caught without a valid ticket will be able to pay the penalty fee at a ticket machine.