Eurostar has announced that they are offering passengers a new way to manage their paperless tickets.
The new method offers rail passengers the ability to buy and save mobile ticketss on Google Pay – a world first for any international rail company.
Passengers will need to have Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or above on their device, and can save their mobile ticket to Google Pay from the Eurostar app.
This new option is part of Eurostar’s plans to reduce paper usage by 50% by 2020. Since 2018, the amount of paper tickets printed in stations has been reduced by one third, and now accounts for just 10% of all Eurostar tickets.
Travellers can now find the lowest available fare using Eurostar’s Fare Finder available on Google Home and Google Assistant.
The Eurostar app can be downloaded through Google Play.
What did the officials say?
Perrine Allain, Head of Digital, Eurostar, said:
“We are working to provide an effortless travel experience for all our customers, and by enabling paperless tickets to be stored on Google Pay, we hope that more travellers will be encouraged to switch from printing paper. High-speed rail is already an environmentally friendly option for short-haul international travel and encouraging more of our customers to use paperless tickets helps further reduce our impact on the environment.”