thetrainline.com launches printable tickets

thetrainline.com launches printable tickets

thetrainline.com now allows customers to print their own train tickets for rail journeys. The e-ticketing product, named Print Your Own, was trialed four years ago but plans were held back as ticket designs varied. “Very early on in the project it became clear that the plethora of ticket designs for all the different rail operators would not only confuse consumers but hold back the rollout too,” said thetrainline.com Product Development Director Richard Rowson. “So the first milestone was getting industry standards agreed both for the visual ticket layout and for how to securely encode the ticket data within a two-dimensional barcode.” The website is working with suppliers of on-train and gateline equipment to ensure the tickets can be validated.

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