Starting from the beginning of October, mobile tickets downloaded to smart phones will be inspected mechanically on buses. Mechanical inspection allows for new types of ticket products that will be gradually introduced later on.

Combination ticket: admission and transportation to Book Fair

The mobile ticket has also made it possible to cooperate with event organisers.

For example, a combination ticket worth €20 is available to Turku International Book Fair, including a one-day travel ticket and admission to the fair.

The combination ticket will be available for purchase for the duration of the fair, from 2 to 4 October 2015.

At present, single tickets and travel products can be purchased as mobile tickets. The transition to mechanical inspection will provide a significant added benefit later in the autumn, once new ticket products are introduced.

- The next stage will see the introduction of season products, which means that purchasing the traditional travel card may no longer be necessary. Nevertheless, we will also provide customers with the opportunity to load their travel card using their phone, which will allow customers to choose whether to use a card or phone to pay for transport, says Jari Paasikivi, the project manager in charge of Föli’s payment system reform.

Föli’s mobile ticket functions in an application that can be downloaded to all the latest mobile phones. The application currently has over 11,000 users. This application, produced by Turku-based iQ Payments Oy, is the first large-scale mobile ticket application in Finland. The development of the application is part of Turku region public transport Föli’s customer-oriented strategy which aims to make travel on local public transport easy and attractive.

-  In addition to ticket products, we are also constantly developing the monitoring of information on routes and timetables on mobile devices. In this regard, our aim is to open the necessary interfaces for use by application developers as quickly as possible, says Public Transport Director Sirpa Korte.

Download the application to your phone: www.payiq.net/turku/mobi-en.html