South Western Railway, in partnership with Great Western Railway, are trialing an exciting new smart ticket which will allow you to carry your season ticket on your Android™ mobile phone (sorry Apple™ users but this isn’t available for you just yet!). This will give you greater convenience, allow you to buy your ticket when you want (within 14 days of travel), with no need to queue or wait for collection.

To be part of the trial you must have a compatible Android™ phone (running 4.4 Kitkat operating system or higher with NFC and HCE functionality), a Gmail™ account and commute (starting and completing your journey) between Salisbury and Portsmouth including stations via Eastleigh and Fareham using any station along the route, and submit at least one survey. The trial will start this September, so why not get involved to help shape the future of rail ticketing. 

We really want you to be involved so you will receive a £10** travel voucher for taking part. You will also be automatically entered into a draw for the chance to win an annual season ticket (worth up to £3,972*). You’ve got a great chance of winning as our trial will be limited to only 200 participants and selected trialists will receive a Samsung Galaxy S8 to use for the trail and to keep afterwards!

Carry your weekly season ticket on your mobile trial

How does it work?
You will need to use a new version of our app to purchase your smart 7-day season ticket. At check-out you will be offered a new option to purchase your new weekly season ticket and load it directly to the Google Pay™ on your phone. To travel you simply activate the ticket and then travel by touching the phone on the gate reader or smartcard validator (just like a regular plastic smartcard). Its as simple as a couple of clicks and then you’re ready to go! 

We think this will be very easy to use but if you’re worried this sounds a little bit complicated, don’t worry as we will provide full details and will be available to help once you have signed up to take part

If you would like to be part of the trial please complete the form below and we will be in touch with the next steps. The trial is based on a first come first served basis if all criteria is met.


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*The main prize is valued up to £3,972 on a standard class annual season ticket and will be equivalent to an annual standard class season ticket bought on the route between Salisbury and Portsmouth Harbour
**Terms and conditions apply