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Queues in stations could be a thing of the past with new smart ticketing technology which detects an app on individuals smart phones and charges them automatically.
In the second interview for Global Railway Review’s Women Inspiring Rail series, Harriet Berwick, Product Manager at SilverRail Technologies, discusses her proudest moments in rail so far and who has been an inspiration during her rail career.
Following the award of the Wales and Borders rail franchise to Transport for Wales in 2018, the train operating company partnered with ORM to design and build a new marketing website. With a hard deadline agreed for the franchise handover, a new platform was delivered in under 10 weeks.
In a world first for an international rail company, Eurostar offers a more seamless alternative regarding buying and storing tickets.
The way the UK runs its railway is often at the centre of high-profile discussions. Some recent operational challenges have led to criticism of the system and a review of the sector. Despite this, there are ambitious plans to ensure the rail system continues to benefit passengers and support freight.…
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.
The new PICO4UK platform will replace the separate end-of-life legacy ticketing systems that still dominate the UK rail market.
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.
The transport sector is undergoing a digital transformation. Transport companies are adapting their business strategies and adopting digital technology to update legacy systems and join up disparate data with the aim of driving performance, improving efficiency, and enhancing the customer experience.
The consultation feedback in the southeast will be used when considering how to implement PAYG more widely across other urban or commuter areas.