14 Nov '17, 11am

Read our latest guest blog from Andrew Steele at @SilverRailTech on why rail tickets need to get smart

"We are all passengers on the UK rail network from time to time. Some of us commute, day in day out, some of us make journeys for business or pleasure more or less regularly, but all of us have to make sure we have a valid ticket. The chances are that if you are like the majority of other rail passengers in the UK, you still buy that old orange cardboard rail ticket from a station ticket office or a ticket vending machine a few minutes before you board your train (See Figure 1). Figure 1: Gross receipts by retail channel, 2003/04 to 2013/14 (% of total receipts). From Office of Rail Regulation Retail market review consultation (September 2014) . Acronyms: TfL = Transport for London; TOC = train operating company; TMC = travel management company; TVM = ticket vending machine. You may think making your purchase at the station is the best way to buy a ticket. You are familiar...

Full article: http://bettertransport.org.uk/blog/rail/whats-wrong-old-o...

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