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Mobile app to replace station ticket barriers?
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https://www.railpro.co.uk/news/smart-tic...n-barriers

Smart ticket overhaul could signal end of the line for station barriers

Ticket barriers could be removed with new technology being developed and trialled by Hitachi Rail.

Prototype technology currently being tested could use sensors on trains to detect an app on passengers’ smartphones as they board.

There would be no need to remove the phone from pockets or bags and no need for station barriers, signalling an end to queues at the barrier or ticket machine.

Passengers will be automatically charged the correct fare, and Hitachi already has proven smart ticketing technology to ensure the passenger will not be overcharged.



As annoying as ticket barriers are... I'm not sure how well this will work. Not everyone has a phone, and some people will forget to bring/charge theirs or won't have the app, so ticket barriers would still be needed for these people.

Not to mention, when you have variable ticket pricing (common on some long-distance services), it's not hard to see some passengers being charged the wrong price by mistake -_- .
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This is a good idea but like you said, in practice it would be problematic. Phone charge is a big issue with this. However, I think that this could work if the majority have this system but the traditional systems remains too.
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People forget phones, heck I know people (not just seniors) who just have flip phones.

also, I am willing to bet this will be exploited shorty after it would be brought to the public (if not sooner).

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(08-14-2019, 10:22 PM)Lurker101 Wrote: People forget phones, heck I know people (not just seniors) who just have flip phones.

Wow, still? I knew some people who did about three years ago, but they've since upgraded theirs. These days, everyone I know either has a smartphone or no phone at all.
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