The mobile application SEJF, based on the principle of an electronic wallet, made it possible to buy one-way tickets for public transport in České Budějovice, ranging from the 20-minute ticket to the 7-day coupon, including reduced fares, from October 2014. Now the application has been extended to buying all types of season tickets offered by the public transport company in České Budějovice.
“The mobile application SEJF offering one-way tickets for public transport has been operational in České Budějovice for more than six months, and therefore it is logical that we are extending the project to buying of season tickets. With the rising availability of smartphones, buying electronic tickets is becoming more common. I am glad that we are among the cities that embrace this trend and offer their inhabitants modern services,” said Slavoj Dolejš, vice-president of the managing board of the public transport company in České Budějovice.
SEJF is an electronic money system registered and regulated by the Czech National Bank. It uses a user-friendly interface for smartphone users who are accustomed to using different applications. The SEJF system offers an alternative to traditional means of buying tickets including mobile tickets and uses the same system of verifying the ticket in case of a ticket inspection. The application is available for all smartphones with Android or iOS operating systems.
The solution was provided by GLOBDATA a.s., a company that provides the electronic ticket system via mobile phones for the public transport company in České Budějovice, both in the form of SMS tickets and via the SEJF system. The SEJF system is operational in 23 cities and towns in the Czech Republic. Tickets via the SEJF system are available also in Prague, Brno, Ústí nad Labem and Liberec. Following the example of Ústí nad Labem, České Budějovice is the second town to enable purchasing of season tickets through SEJF.