Topic: Ticketing

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
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