Labour calls for contactless payment across rail network

Industry criticised for lack of reform as ministers demand overhaul of ticketing system

A nationwide system of contactless or mobile payment should be introduced for rail travel, according to the Labour party, which has accused the industry of lacking ambition for reform.

Publication of an anticipated fares and ticketing review by the Rail Delivery Group, an industry body, has been delayed for more than four months. The shadow transport secretary, Andy McDonald, will tell delegates at the Transport for the North conference in Sheffield on Monday that the lack of ambition and progress reflect a wider inability to tackle one of the rail industry’s most deep-rooted problems.

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Source: The Guardian
Labour calls for contactless payment across rail network