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New Mobile App Could Be A Lifesaver For When You Forget Your Railcard

by : UNILAD on : 26 Sep 2015 14:37
National Rail

We’ve all been there – that sinking feeling you get when you realise you’ve left your railcard at home and have to pay the full train fare.

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And considering how National Rail keep hiking up their prices, a third off the cost makes a hell of a difference!

Well, now a new mobile phone app is coming to the rescue of forgetful passengers’, saving them from those awful fines.

According to a report from the Press Association, passengers will soon be able to digitally buy and store their discount railcards, which is set to include 16-25, Senior and Two Together.

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These could then be shown to rail staff on the app even if a passenger does not have a mobile connection.

Anthony Smith, chief executive of campaign group Transport Focus, said:

Passengers will welcome anything that makes their journey easier and prevent them from being unfairly penalised. We have a complex fares system, so it’s crucial that the rail industry makes sure that travelling using the railcard app is made simple to use.

Train operators are now hunting for a supplier to help develop the app’s technology and hope to be able to launch it on smartphones and tablets in April next year. This could be a game changer!

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