Leading train company CrossCountry, part of transport group Arriva, has extended availability of ‘Advance on the Day’ tickets to corporate travellers using the EvolviNG self-booking platform.
The ‘Advance on the Day’ initiative has seen CrossCountry introduce across all its routes the opportunity for passengers to buy discounted ‘Advance’ tickets within just 15 minutes of their train leaving the station – enabling travellers to make the most of last minute bookings, while still
reserving a seat.
After a successful ‘Advance on the Day’ testing period involving Travel Management Group, facilitated through Evolvi Rail Systems, CrossCountry’s exclusive fares are now available for the corporate clients of travel management companies to purchase through the EvolviNG rail booking and fulfilment system.
David Watkin, commercial director at CrossCountry said: “We are delighted to extend ‘Advance on the Day’ tickets to corporate customers through EvolviNG, opening up opportunities for more customers who often have to make a-mad-dash for an unplanned meeting out of town.
“These tickets will offer savings against the ‘walk-up’ fares currently available on the day of travel so if a business customer has to buy last minute, they’ll still be able to save with CrossCountry.”
The development is an industry leading initiative in keeping with CrossCountry’s drive for innovation, using technology to deliver products and services that are relevant to today’s business customers.
Currently other train companies close reservations for Advance tickets between 18.00-23.59 the night before travel, whereas CrossCountry Advance on the day tickets will become available for sale when the industry-wide Advance purchase window closes at 23.59.
Tickets can be fulfilled as an m-ticket, Print Your Own or via a ticket machine at the station.