East Anglia: Hi-tech way to buy rail tickets

GREATER Anglia passengers can now buy and print rail tickets from home and also download them on to their smartphones.

The pilot project, which will initially be limited to areas where advance tickets can already be purchased, will be available on all routes by January 2013.

It is currently in operation on the Norwich to London main line, and connecting stations from Harwich, connecting stations from Sheringham/Cromer, and connecting stations from Great Yarmouth to London.

Passengers will be able to book and pay for their tickets and then, if they prefer, print them at home or, using Greater Anglia’s mobile app, download the tickets to their mobile phone. They will be able to choose to do this rather than receiving them by post or collecting them from ticket machines or booking offices.

From the autumn, the project will be rolled out to the remainder of connecting stations into the mainline, and any other routes where advance tickets are currently available, such as Lowestoft and Felixstowe to London, and some intermediate journeys on the main line.

For more details, visit www.greater anglia.co.uk

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