AFC System

AFC

BPS is Thailand’s specialized designer and implementer of Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) and Central Clearing House (CCH) technologies for mass transit rail, commuter buses, tollways, and other urban transportation payment applications.

The AFC is an automated fare collection system designed to help manage ticket processing, ticket dispensing, ticket reading and fare collection. It consists of front and back-end systems.

BPS provides expert system architecture, transaction and parameter data, and fare media design services.

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Ticket Vending Machine(TVM)

TVM allows passengers to obtain single journey tickets or top up Rabbit Cards.

Scanning BTS Card

AFC readers will read and process customer fare information from Rabbit or single journey cards.

Easy access control process

AFC system uses access gates to monitor incoming and outgoing passangers.

AFC Project: Pink and Yellow Lines

BPS is the prime contractor to deliver the Northern Bangkok Monorail Pink Line and Eastern Bangkok Monorail Yellow Line AFC and CCH systems in Bangkok, followed by cross-line integration with Green Line.

Together, Pink Line and Yellow Line are the largest railway infrastructure project in Thailand history, by number of stations (53 stations).

Front End

The front-end system includes Ticket Vending Machine (TVM), Automatic Gate (AG), Point of Sale (POS), Station Data Concentrators and more.

Back End

The back-end system includes Central Server System, Fare Management and Fare Media Management.

The AFC Process

Tier 4 is where CCH is located. It will  manage the apportionment for service providers.

The central computer system is the database server that holds the fare media, status of AFC equipment, and financial data provided by Tier 2 to  generate  report.

A station computer located on each station monitors the status of AFC equipment at station, control AFC equipment, and rout data transaction to Tier 3.

Tier 1 includes the AFC equipment at stations that reads and writes information from the card provided by the client, and processes their card transaction and data. This tier also includes point of sales terminal that issues and analyzes the cards.

Tier 0 includes the type of card used. There is the Euro, Master, Visa card, Rabbit card, Single Journey Card, and magnetic card.