Russian Railways will release a PWA application for online ticket sales in 2024

Russian Railways will release a PWA application for online ticket sales in 2024

At the beginning of 2024, Russian Railways plans to release a PWA application for online ticket sales, which can be used in particular by the company’s customers on the iPhone.

“In the first quarter of 2024, OJSC Russian Railways plans to launch a web version of the interface (PWA) for buying tickets for smartphones, where only long-distance trains will be available at the first stage,” Russian Railways media reported.

Commuter transportation is also planned to be added to the PWA application in the future. The Russian Railways clarified that there is no need to delete or reinstall the original application on smartphones running on iOS.

PWA (Progressive Web Applications) is a version of the site adapted for smartphones. It allows you to use all functions, including payment ones.

At the beginning of December 2023, the “RZD Passengers” application (you could use it to buy train tickets) was removed from the App Store due to sanctions. The Russian Railways advised the company’s iPhone customers not to delete the previously installed application, as well as to disable the function of deleting rarely used applications on the smartphone in the iOS settings.

Earlier, Deputy Chairman of the RZ Yevhen Charkin told the mass media that the website will be updated so that it can be used in the format of a native application. In fact, passengers will be able to use all the functionality of the portal on their smartphones. Russian Railways is also testing the operation of the PWA program for the Aurora OS.

PWA (Progressive Web Application) is a format for progressive web applications on a smartphone. PWAs work directly in the browser and provide an opportunity to receive a wide range of banking services regardless of the limitations of the App Store and Google Play. PWAs are positioned as an alternative to mobile applications.

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