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Railways: Tickets

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 198331, tabled on 3 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train operating companies offer (a) paper and (b) mobile barcode tickets to all destinations on the rail network.

Answered on

11 December 2018

The Government’s goal, set out last year in “Connecting people: a strategic vision for rail”, is to make smart ticketing available across almost all the network by the end of this year. The rail industry is on track to deliver a smart card or barcode option that passengers can choose to use for singles, returns and seasons on journeys across almost all of the rail network by the end of the year.