You can now buy train tickets on your smartphone anytime, anywhere with the free Northern Rail mobile app.
Check your train times and fares for any train journey in Great Britain, and buy tickets securely on our app with no booking or credit/debit card fees.
Collect your tickets within 15 minutes from ticket machines at over 1,000 stations, or if you’ve selected the new m-tickets delivery option*, just show your smart phone to the conductor on the train. #appydays
* Selected ticket types and routes only.
Get the buzz when you buy a ticket on our app and have it sent straight to your smartphone
Your tickets are simply delivered straight to the ticket wallet in the Northern app. Now, that's handy!
How do I purchase an m-ticket?
Download the Northern Rail app
Plan your journey and select 'Mobile' as the delivery option
Proceed to securely pay for your train tickets
Your m-ticket will be delivered directly to the ticket wallet in the Northern app within 15 minutes.
What does an m-ticket look like?
The image on the right is an example of an m-ticket.
A valid ticket will have a scrolling time band, with the time moving left and right in a multi-coloured box.
When you're ready to travel, simply activate the ticket and show it to staff like you would a printed ticket.
When you have your m-ticket you don't need Wi-Fi or a 3G signal to be able to display or activate your ticket, meaning you’ll never have to worry about not having a mobile signal, just make sure your phone is charged!
Which routes are m-tickets available on?
M-tickets are currently available on a select number of Northern Rail routes and ticket types. The volume of routes will be expanded over the coming months to include a more comprehensive coverage of the Northern Rail network.
Choose a station below to see where m-tickets are available to: