Transport for London (TfL) runs London’s public transport system, including the Underground, above-ground trains, buses, taxis, trams, and boats. To modernize the underground, in 2015 TfL launched the Fit-for-Future Stations project, which applies leading-edge technologies to automate processes, support electronic payments, and keep passenger-operated devices running smoothly. The project focuses on greater mobility for the station staff so they can come out from behind the ticket windows and spend their time in the concourse. Equipped with mobile devices, they are continuing to handle their traditional responsibilities while also being available to answer customer questions and solve transport issues.
TfL agents use BMC Helix Digital Workplace to receive notifications when passenger-operated TfL machines need servicing. Remedy Service Management and the BMC Helix CMDB manage incidents and relay alerts and notifications to the appropriate people.
The BMC solutions are improving productivity by enabling agents to spend their time in the concourse where they can take care of routine tasks more quickly while also improving the customer experience.
- Mobile alerts and notifications for 4,500 ticket vending machines, turnstiles, gates, and other devices accelerate the handling of tasks such as replenishing ticket stock and fixing jams.
- BMC Helix Digital Workplace will easily scale to support an expected 50% increase in devices monitored as TfL expands the Fit-for-Future model to other transport systems.
- Cost savings and the ability to generate new revenues are positioning TfL for its transition to self funding, which will occur within two years.
“Mobility has freed up the space we used in the past for ticket booths. We’re now generating revenue by leasing out that space for commercial use, such as coffee shops, boutiques, and newsstands.”— Andy Pusey, Application Service Delivery Manager, Transport for London