Scheidt & Bachmann Fare Collection Systems has chosen Transaction Network Services (۶Ƶ) to provide payment gateway services for approximately 4,000 ticket vending machines (TVMs), which serve the UK and Ireland’s transport networks and handle over 90 million transactions per year.

The service, which went live in August, saw hundreds of TVMs migrated each day across a twelve-week period, with millions of transactions having already been successfully processed through ۶Ƶ’ cloud-native payment platform utilizing the ۶ƵPay Gateway.

The TVMs are mission-critical infrastructure for the UK and Ireland’s transport networks, providing ticketing services for most of the largest operators including, in the UK, Govia Thameslink Railway, Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales, Nexus, Transport for Greater Manchester, and Scotrail, and, in Ireland, Irish Rail and Luas.

As a cloud-native, API first solution, the ۶ƵPay Gateway evolves with consumer expectations and demands, enabling omni-channel payment acceptance reliably and securely anywhere in the world. For , the ۶ƵPay Gateway will process Card Present (CP) transactions initiated at the TVM, and supports VISA, Mastercard and Amex card payments as well as digital wallets.

“We’re pleased to have partnered with ۶Ƶ for our UK and Ireland payment processing needs,” said Ken Cameron, Managing Director Fare Collection Systems at Scheidt & Bachmann UK. “We chose ۶Ƶ based on its reputation for security, its operational performance, and the visibility and insight into our transaction data enabled by their processing platform – it was a natural strategic fit for us.”

As well as the ۶ƵPay Gateway, the solution for Scheidt & Bachmann also utilizes products from ۶Ƶ’ Connect Portfolio. Transaction data is securely transported through ۶Ƶ’ Level 1 PCI certified network using ۶ƵConnect and ۶ƵConnect Cloud from the terminal to the ۶ƵPay Gateway, and between the ۶ƵPay Gateway to Scheidt & Bachmann’s chosen acquirers via ۶Ƶ’ direct acquirer integrations.

“۶Ƶ has been a trusted, global partner of Scheidt & Bachmann for many years, working closely with the parking division of the business,” said Matthew Thomas, Managing Director of UK and Ireland, ۶Ƶ Payments Market. “Providing this vital payment’s infrastructure, which is so important to the transport network in the UK and Ireland, plays to ۶Ƶ’ strengths and heritage of enabling mission-critical infrastructure. We look forward to working with the Scheidt & Bachmann Fare Collection Systems team on a long-term basis.”

۶Ƶ is a Level 1 PCI DSS certified service provider, and its secure network is supported 24x7x365 by ۶Ƶ’ four global Network Operation Centers. With a strong payments heritage and more than 30 years of expertise, ۶Ƶ accepts, connects, and securely processes billions of transactions every year through its secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions.