RFID KEEPS YOUR BUSINESS ON TRACK

Moscow Metro is using RFID to speed up journey times and cut down on ticket fraud.


Background

Moscow Metro is one of the world’s busiest metro systems, with 12 lines and 172 stations. Moscow’s population is just under 9 million, and every day the metro system carries more than 8 million passengers.


Challenge

The company wanted to speed up journey times, cut down on ticket fraud and increase reliability.


Solution

Working with Comvision Russland and JSC Mikron, SMARTRAC developed a solution using HF RFID inlays based on the Mifare Ultralight standard. Every month, passengers consume millions of tickets equipped with RFID inlays.


Success

With the new system in place, passengers use an RFID ticket that can be tracked by an RFID reader as they enter the boarding area. This means: reduced congestion, less delays and fewer headaches for the millions of people using the metro.