Hellas Smart Ticket

OASA Smart Ticket
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Services Provided
PPP Advisory
Athens, Greece

McBains provided technical due diligence services to the Athens Urban Transport Organisation SA (OASA), the public transport authority for the Athens Region of Greece, provides bus, tram, metro and suburban rail services in a network within a designated area.

OASA is responsible for the operation of approximately 2,000 diesel and electric buses from 10 depots, 61 metro line stations, 35 trams and 48 tram stops (with 12 under construction) from 1 depot and 29 suburban stations.

The project’s objectives and functionality are the same as other public transport fare automatic collections systems now operating in most major cities around the world. They are to minimise OASA’s staffing, whether on buses, trams or in station ticket offices, and to maximise its income from fares. Passengers are required to upload a cash value to a personalised plastic memory card or a general (anonymous) memory plastic card or ticket from terminals accepting cash or debit or credit card transfers or to a personalised plastic credit whilst fares are deducted from the available balance on presentation of the card on entry into the transport system.