Sweden first to trial microchip ticket (Global Rail News)

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Sweden’s national passenger rail operator SJ believes it is the first train operator in the world to trial a microchip implant ticket on its services.

Passengers signed up to the company’s loyalty scheme, SJ Prio, will be among the first to use the new system.

The idea came from SJ’s innovation partner, Epicenter, which gives its members the option of using either a microchip or traditional key card to gain entry into its offices in central Stockholm.

The microchip uses Near Field Communication (NFC) – the same technology used by contactless mobile phone applications.

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