At the end of this year, the Slovenian Railways began installing self-service ticket machines, which will allow the purchase of tickets and much more.
Currently, several ticket vending machines have been installed in Ljubljana and Maribor, and in the future, 156 ticket machines will be available at 142 railway stations. Big stations (Ljubljana, Maribor, …) will have more. Unfortunately, these are hardly ever set up and are not working yet.
Slovenian railways are finally being modernized similar to neighboring countries, where self-service vending machines have been available for several years.
If ticket machines become popular, they plan to set up an additional 36 at 36 different locations.
What will they offer? It is clear from the public tender that they must issue paper tickets, IJPP cards and enable WiFi wireless connection. For payment, they must accept cash in addition to common payment cards (MasterCard, Visa, …) and with VALU.
Reading of identity documents (for monthly, annual, pension, …) and printing of international tickets should also be available, but not on all of them, since three different types with different functions will be prepared.
If all goes according to plan, it will be launched for public use by the end of January next year.