Described here on the BBC, among other places. Not a great boost to sustainability in transport, but to be fair smart cards make buses much nicer to use, so if it helps a little with trains that’s a good thing. Especially since fares are going up – maybe using electronic money will make paying for rail travel feel a little less like spending.
About Jeremy Green
Jeremy is an independent telecommunications analyst with a strong interest in M2M/Internet of Things, with a focus on transport and Smart City applications, the use of ICT to reduce and mitigate climate change, the medium-term future of the telecoms industry, including new roles for operators, and the evolution of voice services.