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Railways: Smartcard Ticketing

Volume 693: debated on Monday 2 July 2007

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

Over which passenger franchises there is a requirement for the franchisees to implement smartcard ticketing; and whether they intend to require all other franchisees to provide this facility to be operational before the start of the Olympic Games in 2012. [HL4482]

A requirement to provide smartcard ticketing has been included in the South West Trains franchise. It has also been included in the East Midlands and West Midlands franchises. However, there are no plans to require existing franchises to offer smartcard ticketing.