A new iPhone app from rail company Heathrow Express, the rail link between London and Heathrow Airport, allows users to plan and book their journey in advance, purchasing tickets directly from their iPhones.
The app launched on the App Store today but has been available on BlackBerry, Android and Java-enabled devices for little over a month, keeping passengers up to date on train times and the status of the train, whilst delivering an electronic ticket direct to the phone, eliminating queuing altogether.
With ticket purchasing functionality, the Heathrow Express app becomes the first such app to be launched in the UK.
The app has been accredited by Barclays, a trusted name in banking, and is PCI DSS compliant, which serves at the international standard for data security. All major credit cards are supported except for Maestro.