Budapest (MTI) – Train and bus passengers will soon be able to buy e-tickets for combined journeys throughout the country, the chief of the state company in charge of developing the new system said on Wednesday.

The National Mobile Payment Company is developing a unified passenger information and electronic ticket system for multimodal public transport all around the country, Mihaly Veres, the company’s chief executive, said.

A test phase is being conducted this year before going live in the city of Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, next spring and across the country by the end of 2016, he said.

In the future the integration of parking and public transport systems, the introduction of park-and-ride services, the reduction of city traffic and the increase of public transport use in the city and suburbs will be among the state-owned company’s priorities, he added.

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