Windows Phone 7 breakthrough for train tickets

Windows Phone 7 breakthrough for train tickets

thetrainline.com today announces the release of its popular free mobile app for the new Windows Phone 7, the first major independent free train travel planner to be created for that platform. thetrainline.com’s app has had over 2.5 million downloads.

The ground-breaking app was the first of its kind to offer users the chance to access train times, see nearby station information using the phone’s location services and go on to purchase cheap tickets directly fromthe handset for free. Booked tickets can be collected from a ticket machine just ten minutes later, eliminating the need to queue at the ticket office.

App users can access recent and favourite journeys to make re-booking journeys quick and easy and the ‘next train home’ feature taps into the user’s current location, finding the nearest stations and listing departuretimes for the next trains to the user’s home station. Customers can manage bookings at any time and view ticket collection references even without a mobile signal.

Richard Rowson, Product Development Director at thetrainline.com said: “As soon as the Windows 7 Phone launched we wanted to develop a version of the app that used its unique features and enabled even more customers to take advantage of the time and money-saving benefits of our app.

“Having thetrainline.com app on a mobile handset enables customers to buy a train ticket far more quickly and easily, with the convenience of searching and booking directly through the handset.”

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Thetrainline.com free mobile app, which was shortlisted for an ‘Appy 2012’ award, is also available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and a number of other models including Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung phones.For more information on compatible handsets, visit http://www.thetrainline.com/train-tickets/mobile-app