Barcode readers have been installed at ticket gates at Abellio Greater Anglia stations, in a £3 million scheme.
Passengers can now buy and receive most of AGA’s tickets straight to their phones via a mobile app, and scan them through the recently installed readers at ticket barriers. AGA said this will reduce ticket office queues, and moves the operator a step closer to eliminating paper tickets. A new ticket validation database and inspection app provided by Masabi has been installed.
Statistics from the Trainline’s pilot launch (from July 2015 until June 17) show that Tottenham Hale is the most popular station for new tickets, followed by Norwich and Cambridge.
The five most popular routes are Tottenham Hale-Cambridge, Cambridge-Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale-Stansted Airport, Norwich-Stratford and Stratford-Norwich.