Paper train tickets to be replaced by smart phones, says Britain’s RDG

Published on : Friday, June 24, 2016

Britain rail ticketThe Rail Delivery Group, situated in Britain, recently announced that paper train-tickets would be replaced by smartphones and contact-less smart cards within next eight years.



It was announced that smart cards, which could be recharged online, would be able to reduce long queues at the ticket counters. The smart cards would also be able to save money for the travellers.



In February, the rail authorities announced that they were planning to introduce a ‘m-ticket’, which the passengers would be able to download on their smartphones and other electronic devices.



An insider of RDG informed that the paper tickets would be retired by the year 2022. It was also said that bar codes would become a norm.



The spokesperson for the Rail Delivery Group stated that they are trying to make it easy for the travellers to buy railway tickets.



The new green initiative sounds impressive, but it can be hard for the technologically-illiterate elderly travellers to buy tickets.

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