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The results were so positive that the proof of concept became the deployed solution practically overnight.
Ian Shaw Head of Business Systems, Merseyrail
  • Industry: Distribution/Transportation
  • Region: EMEA
  • Company Size: Large
  • Solution: Proof of concept ticketing application
Full Story


  • Revenue Production Inspectors (RPIs) needed a efficient mobile solution to issue fares to customers travelling without a ticket
  • A web application was not an option for Merseyrail because the core of its network is underground and beyond network access
  • The solution had to be secure, easy to use and cost-effective


  • BlackBerry® smartphones
  • Interchange solution for BlackBerry – proof of concept ticketing application


  • The BlackBerry® solution includes automatic reconciliation and saves each RPI 20-30 minutes at the end of his or her day
  • RPIs used to spend several minutes assigning fares to each passenger, now the ticketing is complete in seconds
  • Customer satisfaction increased as RPIs had more free time to interact with passengers
  • Enabled Merseyrail to regain lost revenues – large crowds used to mean some passengers would board trains for free
  • RPIs already used a BlackBerry® platform so the Interchange application required no new equipment and was very cost-effective – only 5% of the price to implement a propriety solution