O2 Train Travel app closing down next month


Operator says it is withdrawing application to invest in new digital services

O2’s train booking app will close next month just over two years after its launch.

O2 Train Travel, which went live in March 2013, let consumers buy tickets to any mainline UK route from all rail operators free of booking and credit card fees.

“We have taken the decision to withdraw our O2 Train Travel product in order to invest in new digital products and services,” a spokesperson for the operator confirmed.

‘O2 Train Travel’, was available as a free download on iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. It enabled consumers to have their train ticket sent directly to their mobile, as well as make seat reservations and compare prices. The operator said customers could save up to 80 per cent on advance fares compared to buying on the day.

The app integrated with O2 Wallet, enabling customers to pay for tickets securely using the cards they hold within the service. There was also an option to pay manually using a debit or credit card.

O2 is recommending that customers use Red Spotted Hanky, the partner is launched the app with, for any future bookings.