Vir­tual tick­ets aid train travel

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

TRAV­ELLERS can now use their mo­bile phones to board trains at Mac­cles­field Sta­tion – bring­ing an end to lost train tick­ets.

The Train­line, an online ticket re­tailer, says cus­tomers trav­el­ling along the Manch­ester Pic­cadilly to Lon­don Eus­ton Route – which in­cludes Mac­cles­field, Wilm­slow, Crewe and Stock­port – can now use their smart­phone to buy an ‘mTicket’, which can be bought and down­loaded on the day with­out the need for phys­i­cal ticket col­lec­tion.

Cus­tomers could al­ready buy an mTicket from Manch­ester to Lon­don, but the changes mean they can also use them for shorter jour­neys.

Clare Gil­martin, CEO of Train­line, says: “Re­sponse to mo­bile tick­et­ing has been very pos­i­tive and it’s some­thing the whole in­dus­try is work­ing on to­gether to pro­mote a smarter and more ef­fi­cient ex­pe­ri­ence for train trav­ellers.

“By bring­ing this new ser­vice to all sta­tions on the line, thou­sands more train trav­ellers ev­ery month will have ac­cess to mo­bile tick­et­ing, al­low­ing them to skip the queues at train sta­tions or col­lec­tion points each morn­ing by sim­ply pre­sent­ing their smart­phone at the bar­ri­ers.”

mTick­ets can be bought from thetrain­

●● Pas­sen­gers can now buy a smart­phone ticket to avoid queues on the Mac­cles­field line

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