IBA developed Online Ticket System Launched at Eastern European Railway
On February 10, an eastern european railway launched the Online Ticket System developed by IBA. The system enables holders of bank cards to book and buy tickets for local and international trains via internet.
Based on IBM Blade server JS23, the system runs on AIX operating system. The application server functions in the IBM WebSphere Application Server environment, while DB2 is used as a database.
The Express 3 automated management system serves as a source of information for the Online Ticket System.
The Online Ticket System developed by IBA enables customers to view ticket availability, ticket cost, and train timetable online from the Express 3 automated management system. In addition, the system allows for booking railway tickets and making payments through the internet banking system, and tracking the order implementation.
As soon as the client pays for the train ticket via internet banking system, he or she receives a 14–digit code of the order. Using the code, the customer can obtain his/her paper ticket at any ticket office during the period from 45 days to 1 hour before the train’s departure time. Online booking and payments are available in 24×7 mode.
After the appropriate laws are adopted, electronic check–in without paper tickets will be possible. Using e–registration service, the boarding will be carried out based on the identity documents of the customer.
Further development of the system implies payment for railway tickets using bank cards issued by other banks within different payment systems including Visa and MasterCard.