Merseytravel is the operating name of the Merseyside Passenger Transport Authority and Executive - a public sector body responsible for co-ordinating public transport in Merseyside through partnership initiatives with private bus and rail operators.
Following an extensive competitive evaluation Merseytravel awarded Fujitsu a four year contract to develop, implement and manage a Smart Enabled Ticketing (SET) system that could be used by local elderly and disabled citizens to travel on any trains, buses and ferries in the Merseyside area.
“We were buying a technically complex array of products and services, so we wanted one organisation that had the necessary project management and integration skills to take responsibility for the delivery of all of the solution's components,
” explains Paul Oakley. “We chose Fujitsu because it clearly demonstrated an ability to pull together and shepherd some market leaders and important players in the smartcard arena. It also has significant expertise and a proven capability to host and manage the service