Is the Rail Industry ready for ‘Mag-stripe Zero’?

Join industry experts, including Sue Walnut, Product Director, UK & Ireland, Vix Technology and Mark Plowright, Director, Virgin Trains Ticketing as they discuss the implications and challenges of adopting ‘Mag-stripe Zero’.

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Key Takeaways:
  • There’s a UK inclination to maintain travel centers at stations, indicating a potential hybrid model where customer-facing roles adapt.
  • Environmental benefits of ‘Mag-stripe Zero’ include reduced paper and magnetic strip usage, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Transitioning to this system requires significant time and investment.
  • The industry must ensure a seamless transition while accommodating all passengers, considering varying needs and regional differences.
  • Future planning is crucial for successful implementation.
  • Trust is paramount and must be earned throughout the transition process.

As the rail industry continues to evolve, embracing digital technologies like ‘Mag-stripe Zero’ presents both opportunities and challenges. By staying informed and engaged in discussions like these, we can work together to shape the future of rail travel. 

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