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Netherlands abolishes paper train tickets THE Netherlands became one of the first countries to switch completely to contactless smartcard fare collection on July 8, when paper tickets were abolished on the mainline network after 175 years.
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TESTING has started in the Dutch province of Utrecht with the helloGo app, which will enable passengers to plan, book and purchase tickets using a single app for all modes of transport including rail, bus,...
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NEW York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has contracted Cubic Transportation Systems to replace its iconic MetroCard ticketing system with a new contactless system similar to that already deployed in London.   The contract is worth $US 539.5m...
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Nick Brooks, head of EU affairs with digital rail travel specialist Trainline, makes the case for introducing “missed connection protection” within the European Union to prevent passengers from buying a second ticket on a connecting...
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SINGAPORE Land Transport Authority (LTA) and its Transitlink fare collection subsidiary TransitLink announced on August 11 that they are working towards the total elimination of cash payments on the island’s public transport network by 2020. Since...

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