Virgin Trains Tickets
By Virgin Trains
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Train travel – some say with all the different times and fares and ticket types and all that, it can be a little bit confusing (and we’d agree with them too), especially when you want to find out info on the train you want to catch.
Well thanks to our top technical geniuses, we’ve got a new and improved app which will make your travel experience with us so simple you’ll wonder how you lived without it. Check train times, plan journeys and buy tickets for any train anywhere in the UK (with no booking or credit card fees too!). And best of all, it’s 100% totally and utterly free.
Plus, book yourself on one of our swanky Virgin Trains and get your ticket sent straight to your mobile. No fuss, no queuing, no printing – it’s your ticket delivered directly into your pocket.
Also, want to see if your train is on time? You can see real-time info on how any train is running across Britain, and even which platform it will arrive into at your station.
· Search times and fares for any train to any destination in the UK.
· Buy tickets up to 10 minutes before you want to depart.
· Book for up to 8 people at once.
· Totally secure booking.
· Absolutely no hidden booking or credit card fees (we hate those!)
· Get tickets sent straight to your mobile or collect from our FastTicket machines.
· Log-in to your account so you only need to enter your details once.
· Check live departures/arrivals info to see how your train is running, before you even get on it.
· And you get all this for the one-off payment of... nothing! Free things are always the best things in life.
We’re big fans of our app, and we plan to keep on improving it even more in the future. Our brainy types are working on new features all the time to make your travel experience with us easier than ever before. But if you’ve got that million-dollar idea, that missing nugget of genius that we haven’t included in our app, then tell us! Found a hitch or a glitch in our app, then let us know. We’re open to suggestions and we want to hear what’d make it better for you. So please get in touch at App@virgintrains.co.uk
What's New in Version 1.90.00
Various minor bug fixes and optimisations
I've used this app for the last few months without an issue. The last five days though, it's put me on two wrong trains! Right now I'm heading to the airport on a train suggested by the app, only to just find out it doesn't even go near! I assure you, this is not my mistake :(
Update: I think they app is no longer showing the stations that you need to change at en route, just arrival time and the first train you have to get. Hence the issue above. Maybe just select routes perhaps in and around London.
Great app needs passbook(wallet) integration
I'm not sure why this app gets such bad rating. I've personally never had any trouble with it- i think the journey manager feature is amazing. The only thing i would suggest is to get integration with the Iphone wallet so tickets would be shown on lockscreen once activated.
Needs "avoid" and "travel via"
All the train apps are exactly the same. They work ok but they also all have the same flaws.
This really needs the "travel via" and "avoid" options otherwise I'll never use it to book tickets. Also the option to see past train times, for instance if I want to check what time a train that has already left will arrive I cannot presently do this.