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USB Train Tickets

Posted on September 16, 2008
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Gone are the days when we had to use ordinary tickets to take the train. Now, to access just about anything – our mp3 players, gadgets, what-have-yous – we use a USB.

It’s very convenient and allows you to bypass long lines of people waiting their turn to get a ticket. That’s several minutes you don’t have to spend getting pissed and annoyed.

This is exactly what technology is supposed to do, make our lives easier. And no, you don’t even have to SMS ticket service.

How does it work?

The USB ticket is a system which uses a WENEO ID Smart or a USB card which allows passengers to pay for their ticket online. They can use it via the RFID reader.

A project on the SNCF, the system cuts the person-to-person purchasing system while allowing for ease of use and saves you precious time.

A user only needs to plug in his/her USB into his/her computer and then pay for the tickets online in advance, withdrawing funds directly from their own bank account.

However, not everyone owns a USB, let alone a computer.

As of now however, this project is still on a test run. The SCNF is still trying out about 1,000 passengers right now. Should this project prove to be successful, conventional ticketing could disappear just like that.

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