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Finnish National Railway opts in favour of Almex

(PresseBox) (Hannover, ) The Finnish National Railway VR Ltd. is in the process of renewing its ticketing system and has made Almex its supplier of choice. Together with its local partner Enfo Oyj, Almex plans to supply the Finnish state-owned railway with 900 ticket vending devices for train attendants. Almex, the ticketing division of Höft & Wessel AG, had already supplied the successful predecessor version. In future, the will enable train attendants to use technologically sophisticated communication facilities such as GPRS, WLAN and Bluetooth, for instance to allow passengers to pay for their tickets online. Delivery of the devices is scheduled to commence in 2008.

Apart from the compelling performance of the solution on offer, the decisive reason for choosing Almex once again as a supplier was the positive experience gained in the course of their mutual collaboration in the past. The Finnish National Railway is already the fourth European state-owned railway corporation to choose the for nationwide coverage, along with its Austrian, Swiss and Slovakian counterparts.