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The smartcard is coming... but what will you be able to do with it?

London’s Oystercard remains primarily a transport smartcard but Iain Sherriff of JMP sees transport as just one application of many on Scotland’s citizen smartcard
London’s Oystercard remains primarily a transport smartcard but Iain Sherriff of JMP sees transport as just one application of many on Scotland’s citizen smartcard
Transport for London is currently trialling Oystercard ticketing via mobile phone technology (see p5)
Transport for London is currently trialling Oystercard ticketing via mobile phone technology (see p5)

 

From April next year a new national pass will be issued to everybody who is entitled to concessionary travel on public transport and this pass will come in the form of a smartcard with a standard national (ITSO compliant) design. Issuing the approximately 8 million passes is, of course, a huge task but ITSO sees the process as just the start of a process, rather than the end of one. “There are very good business case reason why the April deadline should be seen as the first step in a path...

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