The contract for the project “Digital Transformation, Telematics, and Unified Automatic Fare Collection System for the Thessaloniki Transport Project Organization (TSETH)” was signed by the Information Society SA and TERNA ENERGY.
The contractor of the project is the Consortium TERNA ENERGY (70%) – INDIGITAL (15%) – AMCO (15%) while the total budget amounts to 30 million euros plus VAT.
The object of the project is the complete digital modernization of Transport Authority of Thessaloniki S.A., following the best practices of other transport operators in Europe.
With the implementation of the project, the public will enjoy better service, the internal organisation and operation of the organisation will be improved, while at the same time significant cost savings will be achieved.
On the basis of fulfilling the above objectives, a series of subsystems will be implemented and delivered interconnected in order to be able to operate as a unified system. Indicatively, the final integrated system will provide benefits such as:
- integrated information for the travelling public,
- better service for passengers through the use of cards and purchase of tickets via mobile phone,
- improved service and faster boarding of passengers,
- reduction of the operating costs of the Transport Authority of Thessaloniki S.A. and
- reduction of fare evasion and increase in the revenue of the Transport Authority of Thessaloniki S.A.
Work is scheduled to commence on March 8, 2021 and it is anticipated that the Contractor will implement the scope of the project within a period of twelve (12) months from the signing of the Contract.
“Another very important project for the upgrading of services for the benefit of the citizen is now becoming a reality. For the Information Society SA, which is the main executive arm of the implementation of the broader digital strategy of the Ministry of Digital Governance, the digital modernization of Transport Authority of Thessaloniki S.A. is a particularly important project as it is an important step in the implementation of the government’s vision for urban and intercity transport in the context of the new digital era”, said the CEO of I.S. SA, Stavros Asthenidis.
“In the difficult period we are going through, we have all understood well the benefits of digital transformation in our daily lives. The citizens of Thessaloniki will soon see these benefits in their daily commute. Better services to the citizen, significant organisational and financial benefits for the Agency. TERNA ENERGEIAKI transfers to Thessaloniki the experience gained from the construction and operation of the corresponding project in Athens. So our ambition is to achieve an even better result. We would like to thank the Information Society for its trust and wish good cooperation with the transport operators of Thessaloniki in order to jointly achieve an excellent technical and operational project” said Giorgos Agrafiotis, General Manager of TERNA ENERGEIAKI.