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Technology News: Issue Issue 30 13 Jul 2012

Smart ticketing expands in West Yorkshire, and on Southern Railway

Metro, the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority, has agreed a £7 million plan to implement a smartcard ticketing system for bus users in Bradford and neighbouring districts. The green light follows a successful joint bid by Metro and bus operators to the Department for Transport (DfT) for almost £5 million of funding.

Plans include fitting alround 400 vehicles run by smaller operators with smartcard readers, to bring them into line with those of Transdev Keighley and...

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