Topic: Ticketing

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

Ostrava to phase out paper tickets in trams

Ostrava, the third-largest city in Czechia, will phase out paper tickets in trams and other modes of public transport. Local transport operator DPO will sell them only by the year’s end. Finally, the paper tickets...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
'BČ. My Train' mobile app

Belarusian Railway launches ticket app

Belarusian Railway has launched its mobile ticket application. It was open to all passengers after the two-month successful tests. The programme is available for installing on smartphones and tablets using Android and iOS operating systems. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
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