UK’s Department of Transport is considering implementing a nationwide Oyster-style smart card ticketing system that could see the end of paper tickets. Mobile phones and bank cards could also be included in the proposed system.
The department this week released a consultation document seeking comments on the development of its future smart ticketing strategy for public transport in England. It is looking at introducing a new ticketing system over the next five to ten years that would allow riders to travel anywhere in the UK on any mode of transport using smart ticketing.
According to Silicon.com, this consultation “marks a major step in the creation of a nationwide, electronic ticketing system.”
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