Virgin Trains has started the second part of its e-ticketing project mobile phone tickets.
From March, the train operator has carried out trials of the technology on eight trains on the London to Manchester route.
The project follows the print-at-home tickets scheme, which was introduced in August 2007 and has been used by more than 60,000 passengers. By comparison, Virgin sold just over 200 tickets via mobile phones during a three-week period.
“It has been a slow, but steady start,” said Virgin Trains distribution manager Andy Donelan.
Print-at-home tickets will be fully implemented by September, followed by mobile ticketing in summer 2009.