New technology advances in ticketing

The latest developments by leading manufacturers in the field of ticketing technology are reviewed. A trial is about to take place between Worcester and Kidderminster where London Midland are piloting an ITSO-compliant smart card. When inserted in a ticket vending machine the machine will remember favourite journeys. To be offered to season ticket holders first, the system has a demanding target of half of all passenger journeys to involve the use of smart cards by 2014. Details are given of plans to extend the Oyster card system to the national rail network and to extend ITSO-compliant cards to work in London. On the national rail network internet ticketing is expanding with many cheap deals available and with new entrants to the market. Issues relating to printing tickets at home or at the station, which is replacing the posting of tickets, are considered. Progress in mobile phone ticketing systems is described. The extension of the use of on-train ticket machines to the catering area, the management of stock and updating of seat reservations is discussed. Whilst the market in booking office ticket machines is static a number of franchises have commitments to install ticket gates.


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  • Pagination: 18-20
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  • Accession Number: 01153136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 9:18AM