Mobile train ticketing is certainly a welcome step and is something Robert called for in his response to the Great Western Railway franchise consultation in February.
Mobile ticketing is fantastic for many reasons:
- Avoids queues at busy ticket machines
- More flexibility to buy tickets on the move
- Removes reliance on one ticket machine at rural stations in West Oxfordshire for busy commuter services
- Could save up to a 10m high stack of paper tickets every week
This is one step towards improved rail services in our area - but there are many more to go.