The Transport Ticketing Global 2017 conference took place in London in January. At last year’s event, Claire Perry, then Rail Minister, declared the Death of the Tangerine Ticket. The prize could be cost savings in the production and handling of these tickets, but this holy grail has eluded a succession of transport ministers. This year it was reported that tangerine tickets still account for 83% of rail tickets and continue to be issued at the rate of 650 million a year.

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