New changes have been announced by the UK's Department for Transport (DfT) that will give passengers simpler, cheaper fares thanks to an overhaul of the ticketing process.
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With smart ticket options now available with every train operator in Britain, the rail industry is working to progress its proposed reforms to the fares system.
Britain’s biggest ever rail fares consultation reveals eight out of 10 respondents want the system overhauled; nine out of 10 want consideration of smart or electronic tickets (with the potential for price capping); and eight out of 10 want consideration of fares based on encouraging travel to fill up empty…
Half of all pay-as-you-go journeys across London are regularly made using a contactless card or mobile device. Now the 17,000 passengers that use the Heathrow Express each day will have the same option for a quick and easy payment method.
Working in partnership with Northern and TransPennine Express, the Smart on Rail project is a crucial first step in the delivery of an integrated smart travel system for the whole of the North of England.
Keith Nation, Managing Director & CTO of ORM discusses removing the need to travel with traditional paper tickets and explores the smarter options available in helping to improve the customer experience.
With UK rail passengers demanding an easier, more seamless travel experience, Steve Wakeland, CEO of ITSO writes that the rail industry must move towards smart, ticketless solutions, such as mobile ticketing, to satisfy today’s modern passenger.
Transport for London (TfL) have announced that Elizabeth line pay-as-you-go fares within Zones 1-6 will be the same as the fares on existing TfL services, ensuring affordable travel for millions of Londoners when the railway opens through central London in December 2018.
Public transport mobility behaviours and customer requirements in Germany are rapidly changing. Südostbayernbahn, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, has proposed a solution: the ‘Ideas Train’. Project Manager, Julian Follner, explains more…
Grand Central Rail, which provides a direct train service from London to Yorkshire and the North East, has released a new e-ticketing service.
Virgin Trains customers can now bid on last minute upgrades for first class tickets on east coast services via upgrade app Seatfrog.
For Global Railway Review, Jason Cotterrell, Group Development Director of Exterion Media discusses the importance of data in the rail sector and why rail companies should be recognising the value of their assets when it comes to technology and media.