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Trainline AI Price Prediction app helps UK rail travellers save £8.8m in seven months

Posted by Lee Hayhurst on
Trainline AI Price Prediction app helps UK rail travellers save £8.8m in seven months

Artificial Intelligence is helping UK rail travellers save millions of pounds according to booking platform Trainline.

The firm claims its AI-led Price Prediction feature has helped its customers save £8,822,510 since launching seven months ago in which time it has been used by two million people.

The technology is encouraging customers to book early, showing them how long they have to buy before ticket prices increase.

Travellers from London have been most receptive to the app’s AI, saving a combined total of almost £2 million followed by those travelling from the Midlands and Yorkshire.

The tool, available on Trainline’s App, analyses billions of data points on journeys across the UK to give customers an at-a-glance snapshot of all available options when buying tickets.

It indicates when a ticket will be the best value, helping travellers identify the best time to book.

Fergus Weldon, head of data science at Trainline, said: “Trainline’s Data Science team has been expanding over the past 12 months, exploring, experimenting and creating new ways to help our customers save valuable time and money.

“It’s great to know how these innovations have been welcomed by travellers. The total saving of nearly £9 million shows our customers are embracing AI-led features to enhance their travel experience.”

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