Automatic Subway Ticket Collection System
Subways have been the arteries of major cities for many years,
and creating automated subways is a key part of keeping this type
of mass transportation system running smoothly. In order to cope
with the huge volumes of passengers, it is essential to automate
the traditionally manual operations of ticket vending, collecting,
The company under discussion uses a UnixWare PC that is installed
with MOXA C218 and connection option Opt8J to connect each entrance/exit
gate via an RS-485 communication interface. Ticket validation
is taken care of automatically once the passenger inserts the
ticket into the slot at the gate. The computer, located in the
central control room, uses the information stored on the ticket
to calculate the distance traveled and corresponding fee in real-time,
and then instructs the gate to open and let the passenger pass,
or remain closed and sound an alarm for assistance.
Reduces installation and operational costs.