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A passenger buys a ticket for PKP Intercity train via the mobile application, source: PKP Intercity

Polish passengers buy more digital train tickets

The digital channels have shown the best growing dynamics in selling the train tickets in Poland. In 2018 the passengers purchased around 33.3 million trips using internet websites and mobile applications. The figure increased by...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Ticket machines at SBB train station, source: SBB

SBB makes headway towards self-service

The automation gets increasingly into the rail sector. It covers the various segments of the industry – from the track maintenance to the manufacture of rolling stock. For the railway passenger operators, the automation means...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Ticket machine at railway station in Belarus, source: Belarusian Railway

Belarusian Railway improves ticketing service

State-owned enterprise Belarusian Railway has installed 10 new ticket machines at Minsk railway station. By using them, the passengers are able to purchase tickets for the Minsk City Lines, the S-Bahn-like train service in Minsk...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Passengers boarding on Kazakh train, source: Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan Railways)

Kazakhstan Railways improves online ticketing system

Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan Railways) has improved its online ticketing system. The novelty simplifies the purchase of tickets for passengers and reduces the options for ticket frauds. The improved ticketing system was launched on 1 July....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ZSSK type 671 double-deck train, source: Wikipedia

Slovak operator ZSSK doubles online ticket sales

Slovak national rail operator Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK) improves the index of online ticket sales. In just a year, the figure was doubled. The main contribution to this was made by the company’s mobile application. To...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SNCF TER train in Rhone-Alpes region, source: Wikipedia

Sqills provides new ticketing system to SNCF

Dutch software provider Sqills will deliver its innovative distribution platform ‘S3 Passenger’ for SNCF regional service branded as SNCF TER. The solution will be provided in a partnership with French company Wiremind by the end...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Passenger uses SBB Mobile application, source: SBB

SBB application forecasts train occupancy

Swiss national rail operator SBB has launched a new option for its passengers. The company’s application ‘SBB Mobile’ can forecast the occupancy of carriages. It allows travellers to choose a better place for accommodation during...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Mitsubishi driverles train in Doha Metro, source: Mitsubishi Corporation

Doha Metro opened for preview service

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has launched Doha Metro one year ahead of schedule. The 13-station section of the Red Line was opened for a preview service in order to provide testings and receive the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Zdenek Hrib tests ticket machine in Prague tram, source: City of Prague

Prague equips all trams with ticket machines

Prague Public Transit Company (DPP), a public transport operator in the Czech capital, has completed the installation of ticket machines in the city trams. The devices are located close to the middle doors. The trams...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Boarding on double-decker train in Russia, source: Russian Railways (RZD)

Non-refundable train tickets introduced in Russia

Federal Passenger Company, subsidiary of Russian Railways, has introduced non-refundable tickets on domestic trains. The new service provides passengers with lower fares. But the tickets cannot be refunded if travellers won’t use them. Russian Railways started...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB Easy Ride automatic ticketing service, source: SBB

SBB tests automatic ticketing service

SBB passengers have made more than 80,000 journeys with the help of the ‘Easy Ride’ automatic ticketing service. The Swiss national rail operator has been testing the service since October 2018 and plans to implement...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko