After experimenting the payment of bus tickets with virtual currency, Bitcoin, since 2 August 2016, a French company has become the first in its sector to set up this type of payment across Europe.
Isilines is a new offering of the leading long-distance passenger transport by bus operator in Europe, Transdev Group, a French-based international private public transport group. Isilines’ lines is growing to cover the entire French territory. Transdev’s other subsidiary is Eurolines, a private transporters association created in 1985.
The group has more than 30 years of experience in this market, offering easy access, safe and environmentally friendly, and at very competitive prices. It is a subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts and Veolia. Transdev advises and supports regional authorities, from pre-project to the daily operation of public transport networks through assistance in project management.
With a presence in 20 countries operating 41, 000 vehicles and 22 tram networks, the company realized a turnover of 6.6 billion euros in 2014.
Using Bitcoin as a method of payment has been operational with Isilines on its website since August 2, 2016. This subsidiary of Transdev is