New technology could see rail ticket barriers disappear

Railway station ticket barriers could be replaced by sensors which detect when passengers board trains. Hitachi Rail is developing technology designed to ensure travellers are automatically charged the correct fare by recognising their smartphones at both ends of their journey.

The firm is testing the system in northern Italy and believes it could be used on trains, buses and trams in the UK.

NSAR is aware that the introduction of new digital technologies will be integral to the future of rail and people will need the right skills to adapt. That is why NSAR now provides external quality assurance across a number of digital apprenticeship standards. The EQA service ensures that the end-point assessments are compliant and comparable and consistent across end-point assessment organisations.

To find out more about  NSAR DIGITAL EQA click here.


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