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11.04.13

Print your tickets at home for Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is introducing plain paper ticketing, to allow business customers to book and reserve seats with a ticket they can print off at home.

Developed in partnership with Evolvi Rail Systems, the system allows passengers to book business zone premium economy service using Evolvi’s online platform and then print a Rail Settlement Plan (RSP) accredited plain paper ticket.

The A4 printed ticket also acts as a seat reservation.

John Davidson, head of sales and customer relations at Chiltern Railways said: “The ability to print a paper ticket in the office or at home certainly brings the concept of smart ticketing one step closer. While this pilot is focused on the Mainline service, it sends a message around the country that when train operators and retail providers, such as Evolvi, work together, customers feel the benefit."

Jon Reeve, Evolvi Rail Systems’ trade relations director, said: “This is the first pilot of plain paper ticketing exclusively for the business sector and we expect a strong take-up among corporate travellers, who have been telling us for some time that they would value the ability to print tickets at home. We will be monitoring passenger response with interest given the Government’s stated desire to see the wider introduction of smarter ticketing technology.”

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