The much heralded new ticket design finally goes public in March. Details below: Introduction Some of you may be aware that work has been taking place to update design of the ordinary rail ticket to allow information to be shown in a more customer-friendly way. The new design will be rolled out initially to TVMs during 2014, with other ticket issuing systems to follow. What is happening from 10 March 2014? TVMs at two locations on the Northern network will be issuing tickets in this new format as part of the test process prior to full roll-out. These machines will be selling valid tickets to customers. What do these tickets look like? The attached sheet illustrates examples of tickets in the new format. Unlike the current design, completely different layouts will be used for walk-up tickets and advance tickets. In the case of advance, these will now include the reservations information on the ticket itself. Where the booked journey involves more than 2 legs, the reservations will be printed on a separate coupon (in an updated layout). The machines on test will issue the new style designs in the case of passengers buying their ticket from these machines, and in due course will also do so where passengers are collecting tickets bought online. There is no information as regards where these test locations are. New confirmed ticket designs attached.