On the Sverdlovsk highway 2018 4% increase in the demand for the acquisition of railway tickets through e-services on long-distance trains. Now the share of the sale of tickets is 52% in RZD network and 46% of the Sverdlovsk railway.
On average, passengers Sverdlovsk trunk line, the daily was bought 14.5 thousand electronic tickets, and the year this volume was 5.2 million travel documents. “Traditionally, most electronic services are used by the residents of such large cities as Yekaterinburg, Perm, Tyumen, Surgut”, — said the Deputy chief of the railway Agency of the Ural branch of JSC “FPC” Anton Goznak.
According to him, in 2018, in connection with the development of electronic services has changed significantly and the official website of the Railways, where there are additional opportunities to purchase tickets. “For example, is now available for booking places in Kaliningrad oblast. To issue tickets for disabled people in wheelchairs, who have the right of way in a special compartment at a discount. It is also possible to design electronic receipts for animals and baggage. One of the new services on the website was the history tracking of the return travel ticket if the passenger made a return electronically,” added Anton, Goznak.
It is appropriate to add that to purchase electronic tickets on long-distance trains can now through the mobile application “Russian Railways Passengers”, where one can pay not only by credit card, but Google Pay and Apple Pay.
By the way, since February 7, the participants of the loyalty program “Russian Railways Bonus” the opportunity to exchange the bonus “Thank you from Sberbank” for points, which subsequently can be used to purchase train tickets. In addition, a nice bonus for passengers this year has been the expansion of areas for non-refundable tickets, discount which can range from 5% to 20% off the normal price.
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