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Smart Ticketing - Articles and news items

Swift smartcard launches on West Midlands rail network

Rail industry news / 23 September 2016 /

Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP has welcomed acceptance of the Swift card multimodal smart ticketing solution on the West Midlands rail network.

£45m smart ticketing investment to transform public transport in Northern Ireland

Rail industry news / 6 September 2016 /

A £45 million investment programme to deliver smart ticketing across public transport in Northern Ireland’s was announced on 06 September by Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard.

Seamless end-to-end journeys as c2c takes ownership of entire ticketing experience

Rail industry news / 6 September 2016 /

National Express Group and SilverRail have signed a contract which will see the c2c franchise take ownership of its entire ticket retailing experience.

1.9 percent increase in regulated rail fares across England, Scotland & Wales

Rail industry news / 16 August 2016 /

Regulated rail fares will increase 1.9 percent across England, Scotland and Wales next year with the figure determined by July’s Retail Prices Index (RPI). The rail industry gives its reaction…

Call for part-time season tickets following annual rail fare increase

Rail industry news / 16 August 2016 /

Campaign for Better Transport has called for the introduction of part-time season tickets following today’s annual rail fare increase.

Expedia to offer rail travel to UK customers in response to growing demand

Rail industry news / 20 July 2016 /

Online travel company Expedia Group has revealed it will be offering rail travel to UK customers from October 2016. The move is supported by the Rail Delivery Group.

The death of the tangerine ticket may not be so smart

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 7 July 2016 /

Richard Farmer of BemroseBooth Paragon – a supplier of transport tickets – looks at the future of the tangerine ticket and questions the readiness and speed of a move towards smart ticketing. European Railway Review puts his comments to ITSO…

Bluetooth Beacon based solution wins UK Intelligent Mobility Hackathon

Rail industry news / 20 June 2016 /

A Bluetooth Beacon based technology solution has won the UK’s only Intelligent Mobility Hackathon, IMCreate 2.

Eurostar introduces SNAP digital hub for best value fares

Rail industry news / 26 May 2016 /

Eurostar has launched SNAP – a new digital hub offering best value tickets for passengers with travel time flexibility.

IoT solutions enable the power of data-driven transportation

Webinars, Z Homepage promo / 25 May 2016 /

Making informed IoT enabled transportation decisions regarding the implementation, evolution, and integration of rail solutions, so municipalities can take advantage of the power of data-driven transportation. In this webinar, experts at Kontron address these tough issues to ensure your solution is application-ready saving yourself time and money…

RTPI & Ticketing supplement 2016

Issue 3 2016, Supplements, Z Homepage promo / 25 May 2016 /

In our latest free-to-view RTPI & Ticketing supplement, Briony Krikorian (UK Cards Association), Dave Walker (GTR) and Stefanos Gogos (UNIFE) explore the future of contactless ticketing for the rail industry and transforming real-time passenger information with a look at the IT2Rail project…

Northern Transport Strategy Report plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail and Smart North

Rail industry news / 7 March 2016 /

Transport for the North (TfN) and the Department for Transport have today launched the Northern Transport Strategy Spring 2016 report, highlighting improvements already made and set out plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail and Smart North projects.


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