Railways running out of paper tickets!

I find it unbelievable that train operators have almost run out of mag stripe tickets, with less than a week’s worth of supplies.

You can read the full Passenger Transport story here. Apparently, there is only one supplier for the mag strip component.

I’m sure they will recover but, with any real chance of phasing them out being at least 10 years away and no real dominant solution, the chase is really on to find an alternative. We’ll have to wait and see which, if any of the existing technologies really can be deployed nationally, but this might help focus their minds.

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