Technology is changing of how we travel today. But how does technology apply to rail ticketing possibilities? Paper ticketing is progressively being shifted out to make way for new means that suit the 21st century environmentally conscious, time restricted and technology enthusiastic traveller. This has taken various different formats across the world all of which share a similar commonality; the digitisation of ticketing information.
Train ticketing has been a constant choice for over 150 years worldwide in Rail.
speeed rail & deregulation
Firstly, the rise of HSR and the impact of deregulation has changed the nature of journeys for passengers, rather than the local commute, people are using Rail to travel between major world cities. When passengers undergo longer journeys, it is far more beneficial to have the ticketing information in a portable digital
A rail ticket on
an mobile app
Smartphone devices have facilitated the ability for passengers to travel seamlessly from one destination to another. The rise of the ‘’app’’ has contributed to this, and there
Alongside the benefits delivered to the
From a business point of view, ticketless ticketing can increase overall profits. For railway companies operating costs are reduced, there is a reduced need to have ticketing kiosks within the station and more passengers can be processed a lot quicker.
In a long term perspective, after the journey, companies can run analytics with ease as data collection is improved by ticketless ticketing digital records creation. By scanning tickets, railway companies can find the number of passengers currently on a train. This can give impressive technology potential, e.g. Railways can implement sales offers to
There are many advantages for both passenger and company for ticketless ticketing, and the market conditions suggest that all over the world this will be phased into action over the next few years.