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Smart Ticketing - Articles and news items

Technology comes to rail passengers

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 11 January 2017 /

Regular European Railway Review blogger Graham Ellis discusses the impact of the industry embracing new technologies and the resulting benefits for rail passengers…

Action plan developed to improve rail fares & ticketing information for passengers

Rail industry news / 13 December 2016 /

The Department for Transport (DfT) together with Which?, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) and Transport Focus develop an action plan for information on rail fares and ticketing.

Southeastern launch The Key smart ticketing initiative

Rail industry news / 7 December 2016 /

Operator Southeastern has launched its smart ticketing initiative. The Key has been rolled-out as part of the government’s plans for smart card ticketing.

Thales enters into negotiations to sell ticketing business

Rail industry news / 21 November 2016 /

Thales has revealed it has entered into exclusive negotiations to sell its ticketing and revenue collection business for transport operators.

Bitcoin to be sold at all SBB ticket machines in Switzerland

Rail industry news / 31 October 2016 /

Swiss national rail operator SBB has announced the digital currency Bitcoin will soon become available to purchase at all station ticket machines as part of a two year trial.

Rejsekort: unifying different ticketing elements to create a common-use system

Railway Extra / 28 October 2016 /

Bjørn Wahlsten, CEO of Rejsekort, takes a look at what makes the Rejsekort system work, as well as its future initiatives…

The future of train travel for SJ

Railway Extra / 21 October 2016 /

In this article Crister Fritzson, Chief Executive Officer and President of SJ AB, shares some insights into the history of Sweden’s oldest and largest train operator; its recent developments and plans for the future…

Industry commits to closer engagement with third parties on sale of rail tickets

Rail industry news / 5 October 2016 /

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has issued findings of its retail market review which looked at how rail tickets are sold to passengers in the UK.

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…


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