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Richard Rowson - Articles and news items

The technology behind the M-Ticketing structure of thetrainline.com

Issue 5 2010 / 17 September 2010 /

It’s not an obvious association, but train tickets have since their conception been a source of innovation and engineering triumph. Today we may consider a cardboard ticket an outdated proposition – but the invention of the Edmondson ticket machine in the 1830s for issuing pre-printed tickets was so successful it became used around the world and survived for 150 years. Magnetic stripes were introduced on train tickets in the 1980s nearly a decade before they became widespread for airlines.

Rail ticketing revolution: thetrainline.com launches mainstream e-ticketing

Rail industry news / 15 July 2010 /

thetrainline.com has become the 1st independent rail ticket retailer to give consumers the ability to print their own train tickets for journeys across…