Travelling across Europe will soon be as simple as it is in your own country
Thanks to an EU-funded project you could access to public transport abroad using the same card you use in your own country
- January 25, 2019 09:30
- Monika Dimitrova
An EU-funded project could make it possible for people to pay for public transport across Europe with the smartcard or app they use to hop on buses or trams at home, transforming and facilitating cross-border travel. The EU-funded ETC project is an initiative of several public transport e-ticketing schemes, organisations and technology providers to create seamless travel across the European Union.
The integration of different national ticketing systems as promoted by ETC means that travellers would be able to pay for public transport abroad using the card they use at home. As well as making public transport in other countries easier to use, the ETC scheme would offer real-time guidance for their journey. Expressly designed to work with existing e-ticketing infrastructures in EU countries, it also leaves people in control of travel preferences and privacy.
Source: European Commission