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Greater Manchester Transport Commissioner confident on plans for ‘London- Style’ integrated ticketing by 2024

15.11.2021

Following several setbacks, Manchester’s first ever transport commissioner Chris Boardman has declared that the region will adopt ‘London-style’ integrated ticketing on buses, trams and bikes by 2024. Four years ago, transport bosses in Greater Manchester launched a new smart ticketing scheme called ‘Get Me There’ in a bid to streamline and simplify ticketing across the […]

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Council Leader calls for Leeds to Adopt ‘Oyster Card’ system as part of new transport plans

18.10.2021

Leeds City council leader James Lewis has called for the region to adopt an ‘Oyster Card’ transport ticketing system and new mobile phone app following the announcement of the latest phase of the city’s long-term transport plans. Last week Leeds Council bosses published a much-anticipated document that sets out plans to encourage more people to […]

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New Survey Reveals that Cash Remains King for Parking Payments

21.09.2021

According to a recent survey conducted by the AA, cash still ranks as the preferred payment method for British motorists when it comes to paying for parking. In July this year, the British motoring association surveyed over 14,000 people and found that more than two fifths (46%) of drivers say that paying for parking with […]

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The Future of Oyster and Smartcards

14.09.2021

In June this year Transport for London (TfL) revealed that passengers will no longer be able to top up their Oyster cards at underground and overground ticket office windows, leading to widespread speculation about the future of London’s iconic blue Smart Card. Since 2010, when the Oyster Card was first accepted on Greater London trains, […]

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TfWM Smart Parking Case Study Brochure

12.08.2021

Overview Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) are a truly innovative organisation who are at the forefront of technological change in the transport sector, actively pursuing all channels of transport for their Swift Smart Card in order to fulfil their goal of delivering Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to the people of the West Midlands. To […]

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Smart Ticketing Solutions: The key to unlocking National flexible rail season tickets potential

28.06.2021

In a welcome move for the future of rail travel, from this week new national flexible rail tickets will be available to commuters across England. The launch of flexible season tickets forms one part of the UK Government’s bold plans to drastically overhaul the rail network, as outlined in Williams-Shapps ‘Plan for Rail’ which also […]

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The importance of SMART Ticketing Solutions in realising the UK’s Grand Great British Railways Ambition

25.05.2021

In what might be viewed as exciting news for rail passengers who have long vied for more flexible, affordable and frictionless travel, the UK government has announced the biggest reform to the railway network in three decades with the creation of a new centralised body- Great British Railways (GBR). The highly anticipated move, which marks […]

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National Travel Smartcards and increasing patronage in the post-COVID-19 world

12.04.2021

As the UK vaccination programme continues to roll out, and as the public cautiously return to offices and retail venues following the relaxation of the most stringent lockdown measures, public transport usage is set to increase substantially over the coming weeks and months. However, for patronage levels to surpass pre-crisis levels, and for public faith […]

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