July 4th 2017 saw the surprise announcement that the Elizabeth line would serve Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Heathrow Media Centre, the public relations department of Heathrow Airport Ltd, let the world know of this Crossrail development and appeared to be on its own in doing so although others such as the BBC were quick to pick up on the story but unable to add any significant detail. Perhaps the biggest surprise was not the contents of their press release as such but that it was Heathrow Airport ...
“ITSO [Integrated Transport Smartcard Organisation] was (and is) a membership organisation set up with an apparently simple mission: to create a single, integrated transport smartcard technical standard for the whole of the UK. It wasn’t intended as a producer of smartcards, nor an operator of smartcard systems. What it did do was set the standards for the technologies which make smartcards work, and it continues to refine them even now. Slightly confusingly, the technical standard is ...
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