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Oxfordshire To Trial Train Station Tech
Rail passengers could be charged for journeys by fingerprint or iris scans, according to the industry's plan for coping with growing demand.
Biometric technology would enable fares to be automatically charged, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said.
The organisation, representing train operators and Network Rail, claimed such a system could follow on from the use of smartphones' Bluetooth signals to open station barriers, which will be trialled on Chiltern Railways' route between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway over the coming months.
Facial recognition is already used at some UK airports to speed up the border control process.
Some 1.69 billion passenger journeys were made on Britain's railways in 2015/16, compared with 735 million in 1994/95, Office of Rail and Road figures show.
A man's been jailed for life for stabbing a father to death in the street in Oxford.
One in eight health bodies have higher-than-expected rates of stillbirths and neonatal death, a new report suggests.
Families in Oxfordshire are being sent letters warning that "cash-starved" schools must be given more funding
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