The future of m-tickets: should they be abolished in favour of e-tickets

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by najaB, 29 Jun 2019.

  1. radamfi

    radamfi Established Member

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    At the very least you can keep 10 pdfs in the Downloads folder of an Android phone (presumably there is an iPhone equivalent) and delete them after use. Someone could probably write an app to mimic m-ticket behaviour using pdfs so you don't accidentally use one twice.
     
  2. Bletchleyite

    Bletchleyite Veteran Member

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    In how many places do you have a data connection one day but not the next?
     
  3. najaB

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    In my office. (Yes, EE, I am looking at you!)
     
  4. Bletchleyite

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    No WiFi in your office?
     
  5. najaB

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    What day of the week is it? (They replaced the WiFi access points recently...)
     
  6. whhistle

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    In which case, they should be m-tickets.

    I always thought m-tickets were any sort of ticket that you could only access from a mobile device.

    e-tickets were ones emailled to you (IE, the long PDF).

    What confuses people is the two emails - one to confirm, then one with the ticket.
     
  7. Bletchleyite

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    No, they shouldn't, they should just send you the PDF as well.

    LNR have their own level of confusion - on their app you can turn an e-ticket into an m-ticket.
     
  8. Bletchleyite

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    You sound like you should use a paper ticket.
     
  9. takno

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    That's largely a coding issue. Do you think the same people coding mobile phone apps for a less controlled environment with the ever-present threat of dead batteries is going to do better?
     
  10. najaB

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    If we have to go to the other office we use carnets. Which are indeed issued as paper tickets!
     
  11. radamfi

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    Just remembered that the GTR smartcard allows you to extend your journey in this way, as long as you subscribe to KeyGo and stay within the area where the Key card is valid.
     
  12. radamfi

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    SWR are already offering carnets on smartcard!
     
  13. Roy Badami

    Roy Badami Member

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    Which country is it where revenue enforcement on high speed trains basically involves the guard walking down the train, checking that the seats that should be unoccupied are, indeed, unoccupied? I want to say Japan, but I could be wrong...
     
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    It happens in Sweden. I have seen inspectors walk past people who have boarded at an intermediate station but are presumably, like me, in the correct seat and then challenge another newcomer. I have seen persons challenged in this way move seats (presumably to the correct one) or be charged (whether for a ticket change or a new ticket I obvioulsy do not know).

    I was also asked for my ticket in Spain when, after departure from Barcelona, I had moved to a more favourable seat which was empty. The inspector was fine when I explained, and no one else in the carriage was asked for their ticket.
     
  15. Bletchleyite

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    SNCF don't seem to mind you sitting in the wrong seat, FWIW.
     
  16. infobleep

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    I guess the issue is that London uses Oyster.
     
  17. infobleep

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    If your extending your journey from Clapham Junction to Harrow and Wealdstone, which fare would it use? Oyster or paper ticket fare?
     
  18. Deerfold

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    It's common, but there's plenty of other things used in London.
     
  19. infobleep

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    So which is it that cannot cope? All of them?
     
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    Who said they cannot cope? Before Oyster was introduced, this sort of discount was talked about. But that hasn't been the transport policy.
     

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