Simply TICKET - a ticket and seat reservation in one
On 19 March of this year we are introducing a new solution, Po prostu BILET, or Simply TICKET, which will replace the ticket and seat reservation used thus far. This means that the passenger will receive at purchase just a single form.
On 19 March of this year we – PKP Intercity S.A. – are introducing a new solution, Po prostu BILET, or Simply TICKET, which will replace the ticket and seat reservation used thus far. At purchase the passenger will receive just a single form. This offer was developed to improve the comfort experienced in travelling and monitor the use of trains.
Simply TICKET will replace the ticket and seat reservation used at present with a single form, one which indicates a seat. In the event that all of the seats available on a given train are sold, the passenger will be informed of this at the purchase stage and will have a choice. The passenger alone will take the decision as to how the journey will proceed. It will be possible to purchase a ticket without the guarantee of a seat or to purchase a ticket for another train.
Thanks to the new solution, the carrier – fully informed as to level of train use – will be able to adjust the number of carriages to the real demand for space, which will translate into comfort in the journey of the passenger.
The change will not be linked with an increase in prices. In the case of Express InterCity, Express and first class on Twoje Linie Kolejowe ('Your Railway Lines', TLK), where so far reservation of space has been in force, the ticket price will remain the sum of the charges for the journey and the seat reservation. However, in second class on TLK the passenger will no longer pay an extra PLN 3 for a seat.
Simply TICKET is a further stage in the construction of a dynamic sales system. It is a second step to follow the offer introduced at the beginning of the year, Wcześniej = Taniej, or Earlier = Cheaper. Every passenger buying a ticket at least 7 days in advance of the journey receives, thanks to this, a discount of up to 10% of the price.
“As we announced, we are changing,” says Marcin Celejewski, Member of the Board and Commercial Director at PKP Intercity S.A. “The solutions introduced are to encourage the earlier planning of the journey, thanks to which our customer is able to select an offer attractive in terms of price and enjoy the guarantee of a seat, while we, the carrier, are responsible for forecasting level of use and see that there is an appropriate number of carriages.” He adds: “The Simply TICKET solution means a greater level of comfort experienced in travelling and the chance of an end to the crowd on trains.”
It will be possible to find information on the subject of the Simply TICKET solution at locations including www.intercity.pl and information points at stations.