As of August 20, passengers traveling by train will find electronically paid tickets cheaper than those bought at the ticket office.
The Public Transportation Board’s decision to apply a 5% discount to “Pasažieru Vilciens” train tickets purchased online, or via mobile apps marks a new trend in the practice of selling e-tickets.
“It just makes sense that e-tickets are cheaper than those sold by a cashier, printed out on a paper. The costs are lower, so the price, too, must be lower. It’s a small yet significant step towards a modern passenger service system,” says Ģirts Slaviņš, Mobilly CEO.
Every month, approximately one million train tickets are sold in Latvia, 15% of them – electronically. But there already is an ongoing trend for this proportion to change as a growing number of passengers choose electronic tickets.
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