Arriva Trains Wales use Access-IS’ mobile ticket readers for passenger gates

Reading, UK, October 2016


Arriva Trains Wales use Access' mobile ticket readers for passenger gates

Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) is now live with a new mobile ticketing solution featuring Access-IS’ 1D/2D barcode readers at stations across Wales. Responding to the ever growing trend towards mobile and print at home ticketing, ATW commissioned Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) to provide a solution that allow customers with mobile tickets to access the rail network.

CTS, a leading integrator of payment and information solutions, turned to specialist hardware manufacturer Access-IS to provide the barcode reading functionality. The solution utilised tried-and-tested barcode readers installed by CTS in gates for many previous projects. Access-IS devices are designed to read 1D/2D barcode images from smartphones, tablets or paper. The reader’s omnidirectional 2D barcode engine with optimised imaging ensures that tickets are always read at the first attempt. The unit also delivers high-speed performance; capturing and decoding barcodes almost instantly regardless of the orientation in which the ticket is presented.


Talking about mobile ticketing on the UK rail network, the former minister responsible for rail, Claire Perry, said, “With more passengers using the railways than ever before, new ticketing technologies have a vital role to play in building a 21st century railway and allow customers to benefit from improved flexibility and seamless travel.”

Reading all popular linear and 2D barcode symbologies, the use of Access-IS readers across the network is helping the transition away from magnetic ticket technologies that have been the mainstay of the UK rail network for over three decades.

The Access-IS device features a simple plug-in design, using a single mounting bracket which enables the device to be quickly and cost-effectively integrated into indoor and outdoor fare gates. Its small footprint and robust design make it a perfect choice for years of frontline public use.

Holt Lau, public transport specialist at Access-IS, commented, “With thousands of Access-IS barcode readers in use in high throughput, front-line applications around the world, our customers know that they can rely on our products to deliver first time, every time.”

About Access-IS

Access-IS is at the forefront of the development of innovative electronic systems specialising in image processing, RFID/NFC technology, barcode reading and specialist keyboards. Access-IS are dedicated to manufacturing products designed to accurately capture and transfer information into electronic systems.


Operating in over 72 countries around the globe in three highly specialised verticals; Airline/Airport, ID & Security and Transport & Ticketing. In addition to our specialist custom keyboards, which are now the ‘de-facto’ standard for some of the largest banks, airlines and retailers in the world, the product range includes boarding gate readers, a wide range of document readers for ID document and age verification and paper and electronic ticket readers for ground transport and access control.


Transport & Ticketing - Supplying rugged, fast and reliable barcode and RFID/NFC readers for self-service data capture applications Access-IS products include; ticket readers and validators for public transport systems, events and stadia, car parking as well as a host of other applications.


Accredited to ISO9001:2008 and with a track record stretching back 30 years, Access-IS continues to guarantee the highest standards of design and quality with its dedicated Research and Development team based in the UK and the vast majority of its products manufactured in the UK with only the highest quality materials and techniques.


Media Contact Information

Andrew Covey
Marketing Manager, Access-IS

Tel: +44 (0)118 966 3333