UK Smart Ticketing – Mystery Shopper Project – Part 2 By Trevor Crotch-Harvey, 22.2.17 This is Part 2 of my blog post on the Mystery Shopper project on UK smart and mobile ticketing schemes during October – December 2016. Ticket products offered on cards are not what passengers want One of…Details
UK Smart Ticketing – Mystery Shopper Project – Part 1 By Trevor Crotch-Harvey, 22.2.17 During October – December 2016, Fenbrook conducted a Mystery Shopper project on smart and mobile ticketing schemes throughout the UK. This was a crowd funded project, and Fenbrook is grateful to those organisations which made it possible through their subscriptions.…Details
(Also posted on the touché website.) NFC is emerging as a strong contender for delivering a common, easy-to-use technology solution in the field of transport ticketing. While the technology underpinning NFC is now well understood, and beginning to be deployed in applications around the world, there are still potential issues and problems with its use…Details
We have all heard the stories about the cuts in public spending the new Coalition government is considering. Every government department is being asked to identify significant cost savings, and the Department for Transport (DfT) is no exception. We’re expecting a White Paper on spending in October – so could changes be on the menu for smart ticketing?
There is currently a head of steam behind smart ticketing in the UK. The Oyster scheme in London is considered to be one of the most successful smart ticketing schemes in the world; smart ticketing schemes (both ITSO and non-ITSO) have been implemented in Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Southampton, Yorkshire, and the NoWcard area of north west England. Planning for Centro’s scheme in the West Midlands is at an advanced stage, and the devolved administrations of Scotland and Wales have also been active. 12 million Concessionary Travel cards have been issued, and ITSO is now a requirement in all new rail franchises.Details