Eurostar develops mobile app for bookings

Eurostar passengers have been given the ability to book travel via mobile devices and receive tickets direct to their phones.

A free Eurostar application for iPhone and Android devices allows passengers to book and manage journeys between the UK and Paris, Brussels and Lille.

Passengers booking journeys using the Eurostar App receive a mobile ticket with an electronic barcode on their device. The mobile ticket can then be scanned at check in.

Members of Eurostar’s loyalty programmes can also use the app to earn points when they book and view their point balances.

Other functions include live service updates and a personal profile page, which provides an option to store address details and seating preferences.

A mobile version of the website has also been introduced with a simplified homepage, the ability to book and manage journeys as well as access to loyalty point balances and service updates.

Commercial director Nick Mercer said: “Our aim is to make using our services as easy and seamless as possible.

“So with the majority of our customers now owning a smartphone, we are really pleased that we are able to provide a new suite of services that make booking and checking in even easier for them.

“The new Eurostar app and mobile website represent the start of many exciting mobile developments for Eurostar, which will help ensure we become the first choice operator of short haul travel from the UK to Europe.”

The Eurostar app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone or the Android Market on Android devices.

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