YEP Says (Feb 3): Is an ‘m-ticket’ just the ...ticket?

Paper train tickets could be replaced by mobile ones
Paper train tickets could be replaced by mobile ones
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Could it be farewell to the machines and to those familiar orange tickets that tend to bury themselves away in the hidden parts of your jacket - just when the rail conductor steps into the carriage?

Technology, it seems, may be about to catch up with them. And whether that’s a good thing or not depends on your point of view.

The proposals for smartphone m-tickets were outlined by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin who joked that rail ticketing is so complex it should be the subject of a PhD programme. He may well mock. But undoubtedly there’ll be many who regard an m-ticket with a equal trepidation.

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