Eurostar is including the flexibility to purchase and save cell tickets on Google Pay in a world first for any worldwide rail firm.
Travellers utilizing Google Pay on Android L or larger units can now merely save their cell ticket to Google Pay from the Eurostar app, and proceed on to ticket gates at Eurostar stations for a extra seamless begin to their journey.
The brand new possibility for travellers goals to additional improve the usage of cell tickets, as a part of Eurostar’s plans to cut back paper utilization by 50 per cent by 2020.
Since 2018, the quantity of paper tickets printed in stations has been lowered by one third, and now accounts for simply ten per cent of all Eurostar tickets.
Perrine Allain, head of digital, Eurostar, stated: “We’re working to offer an easy journey expertise for all our clients, and by enabling paperless tickets to be saved on Google Pay, we hope that extra travellers will likely be inspired to change from printing paper. “Excessive-speed rail is already an environmentally pleasant possibility for short-haul worldwide journey and inspiring extra of our clients to make use of paperless tickets helps additional scale back our affect on the setting.”
Enabling cell tickets to be saved by way of Google Pay is the most recent in a spread of digital enhancements from Eurostar.
Earlier this yr, Eurostar additionally made updates to the Eurostar app to assist present customers with a brand new ‘arrival’ state.
The replace added options together with public transport maps for the vacation spot metropolis and the flexibility to e-book tickets to sights.
Travellers can now discover the bottom accessible fare utilizing Eurostar’s Fare Finder accessible on Google Residence and Google Assistant.
The Eurostar app may be downloaded by Google Play.
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