Topic: Ticketing

Russian Railways revamps electronic train tickets

Russian Railways introduced a new design for electronic train tickets. It was developed according to the wishes of the passengers. The upgraded tickets are much more informative and personalised. They contain many pictograms that allow...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Finnish Railways unifies ticket sales

Finnish national railway operator VR Group has dramatically altered its ticket sales. The company’s distribution system has been unified for both long-distance and commuter trains. To this end, VR Group developed new digital services.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
A video ticket machine, source: Deutsche Bahn (DB)

Deutsche Bahn improves ticketing with video machines

100 vending machines with video assistance are available in Germany for the passengers travelling by train. They were installed by Deutsche Bahn within its self-service policy. After the coronavirus outbreak, these apparatuses have taken a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UIC launches new real-time ticket control system

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has made a significant step towards real-time control of passenger tickets. With the help of Dutch company Hit Rail, it launched the Electronic Ticket Control Database (ETCD) that allows...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Russian Railways in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic had forced Russian Railways to significantly change its operations. After suspending almost all the international trains, it is still running the domestic connections with some safety restrictions and disinfection campaigns. Additionally, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Virgin Trains

UK waves goodbye to Virgin Trains

United Kingdom has waved goodbye to Virgin Trains. The railway operator has been operating on the West Coast Main Line for over 22 years. It was the UK’s last railway enterprise owned by business magnate...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko