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Significant contract that will deliver a flexible rail ticketing system utilising AWS cloud computing to scale to a billion tickets per year by 2018

26 November 2012 - Ipswich, UK – Smart421, a UK IT consultancy firm specialising in business critical systems for large enterprises, announces it has been awarded a multi-year contract to design, build and manage a new Live Sales Management system for Rail Settlement Plan Ltd (RSP). This system will provide the rail industry with a flexible, high availability cloud-based solution to support ‘Ticket on Departure’ - the collection of rail tickets from self service ticket machines after purchasing them earlier on the web. It also provides a foundation for other delivery channels such as mobile and smartcards. The new system will support the next generation of ticket issuing systems and will enable cost reductions and better productivity for all franchises when issuing passenger rail tickets.

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