Solution allows users to book new combinations of transport tickets via their phone
Mobile payment solution provider PayiQ is extending the services of its Föli mobile app in Finland this summer, now enabling users to buy new combinations of tickets and to order demand responsive transport - a system where transport routes are based on the needs of customers rather than operating on fixed routes.
The app can also be used to buy combination tickets which include one single journey onboard Finish steamship Ukkopekka between Turku and Naantali in Finland. A single Föli ticket is valid for two hours and ticket availability can be checked from the mobile app. Combination tickets for Ukkopekka and Föli public transport will be sold in Föli mobile app this summer.
“Turku wants to be a forerunner in offering mobile ticketing services and these new ticket options further us towards this goal,” said Topias Pihlava, development manager at Föli. “Ukkopekka combination ticket is a new way of bringing our region’s maritime experience close to local residents as well as tourists. The sea route offers a chance to admire the beautiful archipelago and Föli enables an easy transition from Naantali back to Turku or vice versa, even late at night. Ordering demand responsive transport is an experiment and based on its results we can expand the combining of trips to better accommodate various services in the future.”
This summer Lieto and Naantali will begin an experiment on an automatic ride combining system for demand responsive transport and on ordering a ride through the Föli app.
“Föli was our first customer and they also have the widest product range,” said Tuomo Parjanen, CEO of PayiQ. “Cooperation with them has been very productive as we have been able to implement diverse ticket products from series tickets and loading of travel cards to various combination tickets. Our technology enables flexible and versatile ticket range and Föli has taken full advantage of it.”