From 19 June, for their daily journey, users of the SNCF app will not only know the schedules of short-distance trains and learn about traffic hazards, but they can also book and pay a bicycle, taxi, and by the end of the year, buy and validate public transport tickets throughout the territory. This is already the case in Strasbourg.
The idea is to centralize all the transport offers within the app. The traveler is thus offered a route from address to address, then he can, always on the app, book each portion of the trip, pay and validate the ticket for certain modes (bicycles, taxi, tram, etc).
By the end of the year, BlaBlaLines (BlaBlaCar’s short-distance carpooling offer) will be available on the app, as well as the possibility of booking an Uber. Customers will also be able to buy and validate TER train titles thanks to the widespread use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, the contactless mode of transmission of information via the smartphone.
The full press release is available on the SNCF website here (in French).