FirstGroup has agreed with the Department for Transport two National Rail Contracts for the SWR and TPE train operating companies, with a primary term of two years.
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The Way Forward campaign is calling on the UK government to encourage the use of public transport in order to ensure a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UK government has announced the formation of a new public body, Great British Railways, which will bring the UK's railways under single, accountable national leadership.
As part of its wider A Better Way to Go campaign, Northern has invested £17 million in delivering a total of 621 touch-screen ticket vending machines.
Rebecca Dartnall, Head of Digital Products at London North Eastern Railway (LNER), reflects on the leap that rail passengers have made in terms of technology, particularly smart ticketing, in the last year. Is now the time to take this progress further, and make smart payments an inherent part of our…
By encouraging passengers to use e-tickets, the two train operators can ensure social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19.
Darja Kocjan, Director of SŽ-Passenger Transport, and Peter Verlič, Director of the Institute of Traffic and Transport Ljubljana and Chairman of the SEESARI Initiative, explains how the Slovenian Railways Passenger Transport company is a step further to becoming a modern digital service public transport provider by switching to the new…
As the dedicated airport express service gears up for customers reviving their travel plans following the outbreak of COVID-19, Heathrow Express has announced greater ticket flexibility as part of a fully digital future.
Jeremy Acklam will play a lead role in driving forward Transport for the North's strategic vision for integrated and smart travel, including the delivery of flexi season tickets and contactless pay-as-you-go travel on rail.
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT), in partnership with Innovate UK, has awarded 25 pioneering projects a share of £9.4 million to fund innovative projects that will make railways cleaner, greener and more passenger-friendly.
A facial biometric corridor will be introduced at St. Pancras International that will enable a digital and contactless journey for Eurostar passengers.
To reflect the huge growth in demand for contactless payments, Northern Ireland's public transport operator, Translink, has enhanced its app, smartcard and contactless offerings.
Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, writes that the UK’s transport system is currently failing to deliver a fully integrated network and that rail’s integration with other modes of transport is crucial for unlocking the potential of the country’s passenger and rail freight network.
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Richard Scott, Partnerships and Strategy Director for the West Coast Partnership, explains what Avanti West Coast will focus on, going forward, to deliver a better passenger experience.
With SJ aiming to be the number one digital company in Sweden, we spoke to Claes Lindholtz, Head of Digital Transformation at SJ about what digital initiatives the operator is conducting to reach this goal and how it encourages its staff and passengers to aid it on its digital journey.