Automated ticket machines have been set up at over 100 subway stations across Tehran in a move to upgrade subway services.
“Around 500 automated ticket machines have been installed at Tehran Metro stations to accelerate the process of ticket purchase or recharge,” said Mohammad Ahmadi Bafandeh, CEO of Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Operation Company.
“Passengers will not have to waste time standing in queues to buy or top up credit on their metro passes,” he added.
Noting that local engineers have come a step closer to producing these machines domestically, he said about 14 different types of software used in subway-related services have been indigenized so far.
The easy-to-charge machines are linked to the mobile banking system enabling passengers to charge their metro passes through their bank accounts. A person can charge the cards through the mobile banking system which facilitate transactions through an USSD code. More info