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Masabi UK train ticket app now works on most feature phones and smartphones

Mobile ticket technology company Masabi says the mobile rail ticket purchase application it developed for thetrainline.com now supports most smartphones and conventional handsets.

Mobile users can search train times and buy tickets using a credit or debit card before picking up their tickets at the station. The application will also display tickets as secure on-screen barcodes when rail operators start supporting this feature.

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London transport networks to enable contactless payments for 2012

The Transport for London network - which includes Bus, Tube, Docklands Light Railway, Tram and London Overground rail services - is upgrading its card readers this year to allow travel and payment using a contactless bank card. Travellers currently need to buy tickets or use a pre-paid 'Oyster' card.

Although the news doesn't specifically involve mobile payments, it's expected that any NFC mobile payment service would also be compatible.

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Transactional rail ticket app coming from thetrainline.com this month

Online rail ticket service thetrainline.com is planning to release a 'transactional' version of its mobile app later this month, enabling consumers to buy train tickets via their mobile phones. The current application, which is only available for the iPhone and other iOS devices, will be updated – and new versions will be produced for Android, BlackBerry, Nokia and other handsets.
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Northern Rail gives conductors mobile access to real-time train information

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Tram driver crashes while sending text message

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