Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

Moderators: JamesT4, metraRI

  by Gilbert B Norman
Mr. Olesen, I have seen the app in use on METRA. A passenger holds his phone up to a "raygun" and it's good to go.

I've experienced it myself overseas. Riding from Munich to Salzburg during '18, I could not locate my printed confirmation for the ticket. Oh boy, it's the start of the trip so I had € on hand to cover the fare, but who wants to pay twice. So here comes the Conductix, and speaking English is not a requisite to be such on DB. Another passenger helped me, and said to me, and who knows what to her, is your confirmation on your phone?

I looked and there it was; so Conductrix aims her "raygun" at my phone - and that was that.

Well, for my return, I did get the ticket printed. Hard copy on paper is what I know.