Act Smart and win a trip to the 02 with Greater Anglia

Friday, 17 November 2017

COMMUTERS still using paper season tickets are being urged to make the switch to Smart Cards – putting them in with a chance to bag themselves an all-expenses paid trip to the 02 with a friend.

Greater Anglia’s Season Ticket Smart Switch invites travellers about to renew their weekly, monthly or annual paper passes to ditch the old technology in favour of Smart Cards.

New season ticket customers are also welcome to enter the competition that opens on Monday 13th November.

Taking this step into the digital age has a number of benefits for season ticket holders, whatever the length of time on your ticket. You no longer need to queue at a ticket office to purchase your Season Ticket, simply buy it online at your convenience and then present your card at a gate or ticket machine to load your Season Ticket product to your Smart Card.

If you travel through a station with automatic ticket gates, you'll no longer need to feed your ticket through the gate. Simply touch your Smart Card on the reader.

Smart Cards are plastic and are much tougher than paper tickets. This means they're more durable so you're less likely to need a replacement.

The competition comes as new figures show that for the first time in the network’s history more people used Smart Cards for their 12-month season tickets than those with the tradition paper passes.

Greater Anglia’s most recent findings shows that 55.9 per cent of annual season ticket holders have made the switch to Smart Cards.

It is expected that by October 2019, this figure will rise to 95 per of season ticket holders using Smart Cards, meaning the traditional season tickets are on the way to becoming a thing of the past.

The competition is set to run for five weeks with the closing date being Monday 18th December, with the winner announced on Friday 22nd December. Anyone making the switch to Smart Cards or buying a Smart Card in this period will be automatically entered into the competition.

Winners of the competition will receive a pair of tickets to an event of their choosing at the O2, with overnight stay in a nearby hotel as well as £100 spending money. Season ticket holders will also get a First Class upgrade for their trip along with their companion.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director commented:

“The success of the Smart Card has been a real success story for Greater Anglia in the past twelve months and we are in a good place to get a 95 percent conversion rate by October 2019. The benefits for customers are clear to see and it is a really good example of the innovation that Greater Anglia prides itself on. Be smart and make the switch!”