Ticket machines at train station

Greater Anglia launch new ticketing system to aid environmental efforts

Greater Anglia has announced they are set to boost their environmental efforts by making more types of tickets available digitally.

Prior to this walk-up tickets that could only be bought on the day of travel were only available as a barcode ticket or could be printed at the station.

Due to growing customer demand these tickets have been made available as an e-ticket.

This means passengers can print tickets at home or show them on their phone outside of the Greater Anglia app.

This new ticketing system gives passengers with more flexibility regarding how they wish to present their ticket.

E-tickets feature a QR code that passengers can scan at station barriers eliminating the necessity for customers to use a paper ticket.

Off-peak, Super Off-peak, Single, Anytime Return and Anytime Day Return tickets will now be fully available as e-tickets.

E-tickets will also quicken the flow of people through station barriers.

Passengers can also save time as they will no longer collect or buy tickets from ticket offices or machines at stations and can instead buy tickets before they leave the house.

Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial, Customer Services and Train Presentation Director spoke on how e-tickets will make trains journeys more seamless and eco-friendly.

Mr Moran said: “We know customers want their journeys to be as quick and seamless as possible, which is why we’ve made more tickets available digitally.

“This will help reduce the amount of paper waste, meaning rail passengers’ journeys are greener than ever before.

“Sustainability is so important to us at Greater Anglia and we’re doing all we can to reduce our impact on the environment.”

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