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15.08.17

UKRIA: Time to shine with your mobile tech innovations

Using innovative mobile technology to improve the passenger experience on trains and make the railway run more efficiently is increasingly important for companies across the industry.

This month, the Rail Delivery Group announced the schedule for the start of its roll-out of digital railcards on trains, starting with 16-25 railcards from this summer.

And more and more passengers are now downloading electronic tickets straight to their smart phone, making it quicker and easier for passengers to get through the station without having to go to a ticket machine.

It is these kinds of ideas that UKRIA’s Mobile Technology category looks to recognise – companies who have used this tech to advance and improve their business.

Entries for the award will be judged on how well the aims and objectives for your project were set out, and then how you planned and delivered your ambitions.

It will also be judged on how innovative and creative the project was, and how well outcomes were ultimately achieved at the end of the project.

Last year’s winner, Virgin Trains, were recognised for its ‘Amazing Apps’ Store, which delivered a suite of four apps that provide staff with the tools to improve customer satisfaction on services.

If you want a chance to showcase your innovative mobile technology to the rest of the rail industry, you can submit your entry by clicking here, and you can view the judging criteria in full by clicking here.

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