LONG distance train operator Grand Central is launching an integrated digital portal for entertainment, journey updates and at-seat hospitality.

Journey Central will offer rail travellers a range of services in one integrated platform which they can access through smart phones, tablets or laptops, without the need for downloads or passwords.

The portal provides real-time journey information and enables passengers to have refreshments delivered to their seat – a system pioneered by contactless ordering developers Ordamo.

Grand Central’s Commercial & Customer Policy Director, Louise Blyth said: “We’re really excited about the launch of Journey Central because it’s technology is only just starting to appear for passengers and it’s great that Grand Central is at the forefront.

“Passengers don’t have the hassle of downloading apps or creating passwords, they just scan a QR code at their seat and have instant access to the very latest journey information, entertainment and at-seat hospitality, all through their own device.”