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Standard Orange Train Tickets Will Soon Be Replaced

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Standard Orange Train Tickets Will Soon Be Replaced

When travelling on a train you expect two things - really annoying passengers, and your average orange ticket.

While annoying passengers will always be a constant on locomotives, the orange tickets are soon to be a thing of the past.

Instead of the tickets we've become accustomed to, which have been clearly marked as STD diagnosed, we'll get receipt style tickets.

These types of tickets are already in use in Wales and Essex, and come from handheld ticket machines.

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Soon all train companies will be rolling it out, according to the Mirror.

A spokesperson for Arriva trains said: "The ticket itself will contain exactly the same information.

"The big change will be it is no longer printed on the same orange card. What you get will be probably very similar to what you get at a restaurant, a printer paper receipt.

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"It will also contain a barcode that allows you to open the ticket barriers."

The handheld ticket machines will reportedly be eventually replaced by machines based on smartphones, with a printer attached.

More and more people will be given the receipt style tickets this year, as Scotrail and Great Western Railway are also understood to be rolling out the new machines.

Is this better, or worse?

Topics: Trains, Train

Mark McGowan
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