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Technology Focus series: Transforming rail access with gateless gates

Gateless gates are systems that use technologies such as video analytics, biometrics, and Bluetooth or vicinity/proximity sensing technologies such as RFID/NFC in place of physical ticket validation, to grant access to an area with minimum effort and time spent from the user. These technologies allow the gate to be barrierless which improves throughput (from 33 persons per minute currently to 60+ ppm) and experience as well as ensuring revenue protection: staff can be notified when people without access rights go through and past a barrier (e.g. fare evaders).

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