UK: Trainline has become the first rail booking platform to be integrated within Google Maps in the UK. This enables users of Android devices to tap through to buy tickets via the Trainline website or app on routes where digital tickets are enabled,
Trainline has also made Google Pay available to all customers, and made it possible for people in the UK to save a ticket into Google Pay.
‘We’re thrilled to be partnering with Google to make train travel even more accessible, seamless and intuitive for people searching how to get from A to B’, said Trainline’s Chief Technology Officer Milena Nikolic on October 6. ‘Working together in this way means we can encourage more travellers to choose rail over other less sustainable forms of transport.’
Alan Stapelberg, Global Product Manager, Google Pay, said ‘bringing together Google Maps, Google Pay and Trainline gives users a seamless way to search for, buy and save train tickets using their Android phone. This will save users time and effort, while allowing them to easily store a ticket on their phone. We are excited to bring this experience to Europe for the first time with Trainline in the UK.’