Angoulême, 09/04/2019 – The new Möbius BRT network was officially inaugurated on 30 August and went into operation on 2 September. The Bus Rapid Trnasit (BRT, BHNS in french) are bus lines with their own roadways that are very common in Europe, very efficient but less expensive than the more traditional tram lines.
The entire Grand Angoulême network has been redesigned to integrate these new BHNS lines and meet the needs of the residents of the area, while passengers are appreciating the quality of the construction of the stations and the comfort of the buses.
The inauguration was attended by regional and city authorities, who placed great emphasis on the huge investment made in the area, which in addition to the BHNS lines includes the innovative ticketing system provided by AEP.
The AEP system includes, in addition to the classic features of contactless cards, the management of paper QR-codes in real time in ABT mode and is prepared for the activation of an EMV system for bank cards.
One of AEP’s RTVM-T ticket vending machine is clearly visible in the photo above.