@Dan_Lockton, interesting post. There was some discussion about ticket redesign a while ago; I believe one or two of the sites you linked to might have been mentioned there as well. Personally I feel trying to fit all the reservation information as well as the basic fare/authority to travel information onto one tiny piece of card takes it too far, both in terms of the amount of information that can fit on one card in a readable font size within the limits of printers currently in use, and also the confusion of conflating "non-negotiable" fare information and potentially optional reservation information. But there is a lot of scope for providing a single itinerary card instead of a pile of reservation cards, which have a lot of duplicated or irrelevant information anyway, i.e. to reduce everything to at most two pieces of card for each single journey. Thanks for the links to the City Tickets and Redesigned Receipts. I think I would like to meet the people behind those ideas There is some evidence that ATOC are currently working with Fujitsu (maintainers of the electronic version of the routeing guide and ticket restrictions, although not fares or timetable information - they are looked after by Atos) to develop some kind of system that automatically generates a map of permitted routes for a given ticket. There are also people on this forum developing such things in their spare time, but it's such an immense task that not a lot has seen the light of day yet... --- old post above --- --- new post below --- I would imagine it's less likely to be interpreted as a verb in the sense "Any route is permitted". "Any route is authorised"? Hmm, have I been given special authorisation? Authorised seems a stronger word than permitted; it would make me think twice about what it meant anyway.