Chiltern railways creates paperless ticket app

RIP paper tickets and long station queues thanks to new App

Train operator Chiltern Railways has launched a mobile train ticketing app, allowing passengers to buy and store tickets on their phones.

Those days of having to wait around in long queues at stations to buy fiddly paper tickets are a thing of the past, with train users now able to buy their tickets in advance thanks to the app and use a QR code on the screen of their device to get through ticket barriers.

The news will be seen as another step towards Near Field Communication (NFC), with the first phones incorporating the technology to pay for goods and services on the move being released later this year.

The good news is that Chiltern Railways app isn't just for those with all-singing all -dancing smartphones, and is compatible with iOS devices, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung java-based handsets with colour screens. An Android version is also in the works.

At present the app is fairly limited in its operation with the train line only running between London Marylebone and the Midlands. In the future however it may roll out to other train operators, making all those pesky paper tickets a thing of the past.

Do you think near field communication devices will end our love affair with wallets and purses? Join in the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

Via: Techradar

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