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    Rail travellers could have eyes scanned.

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    papa_umau
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    Rail travellers could have eyes scanned.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 11:08 am

    Railways could use eye scans to charge passengers, say industry plans.

    Biometric technology, including fingerprint and iris scans, could enable fares to be automatically processed for coping with growing demand.

    The organisation, representing train operators and Network Rail, claimed such a system could follow on from the use of smartphones’ Bluetooth signals to open station barriers, which will be trialled on Chiltern Railways’ route between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway over the coming months.

    See the full story at The Guardian HERE




    Even as one who is very keen on new technology, I see this one as a way to charge high-fares without the passenger having to option to find cheaper journeys.

    Anybody ?


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    Re: Rail travellers could have eyes scanned.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 11:26 am

    That sounds like just another way to charge for rail tickets that does not give us any choices.
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    Re: Rail travellers could have eyes scanned.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12:21 pm

    There is no doubt that we get the best ticket service right from the ticket offices.

    There we can buy multiple tickets for one long journey that will usually cost less than the single ticket might.

    There is also one other thing that needs to be considered, and that is that some tickets are sold for "express" journeys that only stop at the most important of the stations, or none at all, and these tickets are usually the most expensive, while broken-journey tickets can be cheaper because the train stops at all of the stations on the line and can be considered to be more slower to get to your final destination.


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