Hull firm to change face of rail fares

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Published: Wednesday 7th January 2015 by The News Editor

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A Hull firm could be set to alter the way rail passengers pay to travel.

ESP Group’s Oyster card-style “smartcards” will come in the shape of key fobs, tokens, wristbands and tickets.

They will be rolled out across south-east England before the end of the year.

ESP is making and supplying these cards for the Department of Transport’s new ticketing initiative.

If successful, the cards could establish the standard to be implemented throughout the UK.

The company, which has over 60 employees in the city, has already supplied over 31 million cards over the last few years.

ESP has bases in St Mark Street’s Shine Innovation Park and Holderness Road and also has staff stationed in Germany and Scotland.

The company’s chief executive Terry Dunn said the news was exciting.

ESP says one of its aims is to empower people to help them meet future challenges in a rapidly changing technological world.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Wednesday 7th January 2015 by The News Editor

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