Rail service Stansted Express has launched a new ticketing option on its website, enabling customers to purchase tickets which can be sent directly to their mobile or smartphone via text message.
The ticket can be retrieved from a link in the message as a barcode, which can then be scanned on-board if the customer has a smartphone or verified manually on regular mobiles by the on-board host.
Customers are already able to print their tickets at home in order to save time and reduce queues, and with this new mobile ticketing service the company aims to improve this efficiency even further.
Adrian Warren, Marketing Manager for Stansted Express said, “Travelling to and from an airport can at times be a stressful experience and we are continually looking at ways to make travel easier.
“The new mobile-ticket service is already proving popular in complementing the e-ticket Print at Home service and has been well received by both our inbound and outbound audiences in speeding-up their time at the station as they continue with their onward journey.
“With trains every 15 minutes, it really is the fastest way to arrive and depart Stansted Airport.”
Customers wishing to book online should visit www.fastersgettingbetter.com for more information.