Scheidt & Bachmann is to use Trintech’s OpenPay 3000 outdoor payment terminal and PayWare card authorisation software to accept chip and PIN card payments at unattended ticket vending machines.

Three air-conditioned ticket offices have opened in Shanghai dedicated to selling soft class sleeper tickets. From April 18 the number of daily Shanghai - Beijing tickets was increased from 400 to 3000.

RAIL Settlement Plan Ltd has awarded Global Crossing a 10-year contract to provide an Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network to support Britain’s National Reservations Service, It will link more than 40 sites across Britain with the data centre in Bristol where NRS is hosted by Cap Gemini Ernst & Young for the Association of Train Operating Companies.

From May 1 the Jan Kiepura K