We’ve packed in more in our Android app

Home screen

Test driving our new app

We have some cool new features in the latest version of our Android app. You can now buy your recently bought or searched tickets in just a few clicks, reserve a seat before your journey and even use your ‘Two Together Railcard’ discount on the app.

Sounds good? Download or update to the latest version now if you haven’t already.

Take a peak at what’s new and improved…

  • New ‘Quick Buy’ of previously searched and purchased journeys
  • Seat preferences now available
  • Two Together Railcard now included in the app
  • All business bookings now viewable in the app
  • Improved “Live Departures” section:
    – Now even ‘faster’ to find your fastest train
    – Warnings of delays on your route
    – Indicator in the app when a train has arrived at a station on its route
    – New grid layout

Let us know what you think of the latest version. Have a safe trip!

Quick Buy guide

How to use the “Quick Buy” option when searching for tickets

Gosh darn, we had a nice time @milkroundabout #SMR7

Part of thetrainline.com at @milkroundabout.

It was great to see you!

We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who visited our stall at Silicon Milkroundabout. We had a great time talking to all you!

Why would you want to work with us?

  • One of the most instantly recognised UK e-commerce brands.
  • Mobile apps with a serious audience. In fact, we’ve more than 5 million downloads of our apps now. Impressive stuff!
  • Central London location – right near Farringdon Station: the heart of London’s tech hub and with easy access of Thameslink, tube and loads of bus services.

If you’re looking to connect with us after the event, or look at some of the job’s we have on offer (there’s developer roles we’re looking for, plus everything form cloud engineers, server team leaders, a social media exec and account managers too), visit our jobs website at http://www.thetrainlinejobs.com/

Part of thetrainline.com at @milkroundabout.

Part of thetrainline.com at @milkroundabout.

New personalised home screen on our iPhone app

In the latest version of our iPhone app (version 3.2) we’ve added a feature our Android users liked – a personalised home screen and simpler navigation! Take a peak below at the new look or download the app for yourself here

(Don’t have an iPhone? We also have an Android app or our Windows app)

iPhone app - version 3.2

The new home screen allows you to set your home station, check times, tickets & live departures and also view your recent and saved journeys more easily.

Tap the menu icon on the top left of the home screen to access other features of the app quickly. See below for details of the handy features you can access from the menu.

iPhone app menu

Features available in our latest iPhone app

Let us know your thoughts!

Pamper mum with these Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother’s Day is slowly creeping up on us and like many of us if you’re struggling with what to get mum we have a few ideas to help you out. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that will make mum’s heart melt. No extravagant gifts…just a short visit home to see her could do the magic.

Whatever your plans, here are a few gift ideas to take along with you when you visit your mum, mother-in-law or even grandmother this Mother’s Day.

Flowers

Debenhams flowers
You can never go wrong with a bunch of fresh flowers. A beautiful bouquet of flowers is enough to put a smile on any mums face. Eden4Flowers has a great selection of orchids, tulips and even has a spring sale on at the moment.

Add an extra touch to your bunch of flowers with a gift to go along with your bouquet. Check out Debenhams for some ideas.

Chocolates

If you’re thinking of traditional gifts then you can’t go wrong with chocolates. Thornton’s has some great personalised chocolate gift sets starting from £3.49. Or, if the mum in your life likes something funky then Funky Hampers is the perfect place to start looking for fun chocolates.


Personalised and unique gifts

Make Mother’s Day even more special by putting your own personal touch on your gifts for mum. Why not do something out of the norm?

Personalised cushionIf you’re up for getting something different and not in every shop on the high street check out notonthehighstreet.com and you’ll find personalised mugs, wooden spoons, aprons, necklaces, and charm bracelets. With a huge collection of unique and creative gifts you’re bound to find something different to impress mum.

Why send flowers when you can send Biscuiteers! Biscuiteers has a great range of personalised biscuits which would make charming gifts for Mother’s Day. Check out their Mother’s Day collection here.

If you’re prepared to go that extra mile to give a personal touch to your Mother’s day gift, then check out the Gift Experience. You’ll find personalised shopping bags, cushions, oven gloves and even wine bottle openers.


Relaxing spa day

Make Mother’s day special by pampering mum. Wahanda has some great spa days on offer if you want to pamper mum for a day out. Spend the day relaxing together or even buy her a gift voucher if you want her to choose her own pamper package.


View from the Shard and afternoon tea

View from The Shard and Afternoon Tea for Two
If you’re looking for something exciting why not spend the day at the Shard. Enjoy London’s stunning skyline from the tallest building in Europe then relax with afternoon tea at the Hilton Hotel next door.

Want to keep it simple and go for a quiet afternoon tea? Check out these options from Buy a Gift with afternoon tea for two starting from £15.


Pamper sets

Treat mum on Mother’s Day with some pampering products. Molton Brown and Crabtree & Evelyn have some great papering treats to spoil mum head to toe! Or check out Body Shop’s heavenly hands gift set which could make great pampering treats for mum.


Candles

Yankee candlesChocolates and flowers are great gifts but how about something for the house? Yankee Candle has a great collection of scented candles that could be gifts for mums to cherish for months to come.

Cupcakes

For mums with a sweet tooth cupcakes from Interflora can make a tasty Mother’s Day treat especially if they’re as lovely as these!

Pay mum a visit and show her you care. Have a great Mother’s Day whatever you do!

Easter days out ideas

Easter is fast approaching, are you all set? To make sure you make the most of your Easter holidays we’ve put together a list of days out ideas across the UK.

cadbury's world
Cadbury World, Birmingham (West Midlands)

Get very egg-cited to celebrate Easter with Cadbury World! Hop to Cadbury World to enjoy an action-packed programme of chocolatey fun for the whole family, including an egg-cellent Easter Egg Trail for children. A must day out for some Easter fun and anyone who loves chocolates!

Visit http://www.cadburyworld.co.uk/ for more information.
Nearest train station: Cadbury World is a fifteen minute walk from Bournville Station.

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff (Wales)
If you want to tour an historical site visit the wartime tunnels last used as air raid shelters in the Second World War and take the family trail to explore the castle together. There is also a children’s dressing up corner with child-sized costumes.

Visit http://www.cardiffcastle.com/ for more information.
Nearest train station: Cardiff station – then just a ten minute walk.

Borde Hill Garden
Borde Hill Garden, Sussex (South East)

Become an explorer for a day! Hunt the hidden creatures and their eggs in the Garden, answer clues and solve riddles. A fun and educational trail for all ages. Find the Easter Bunny to claim your reward. Giant garden games available and activities for visitors young and old!

Visit http://www.bordehill.co.uk/ for more information.
Nearest station: Haywards Heath – then just a short taxi ride.

Blair Drummond Park, Stirling (Scotland)
If safari and adventure are what you are after visit Blair Drummond Park and experience a great day. From the Wildlife Animal Reserves to the Adventure Playground and many more attractions, there is plenty of fun and excitement for all the family.

Visit http://www.blairdrummond.com/index.php for more information.
Nearest train station: Stirling station – then just a ten minute bus or taxi ride.

Rutland Water
Rutland Water, Rutland (East Midlands)

Be a part of the Nature Reserve Egg hunt, learn to identify birds, take part in some crafty creations, and make a bird feeder to take home!

Visit http://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/events/easter-explorers/ for more information.
Nearest train station: Oakham station

Oasis leisure centre, Swindon, Wiltshire (South West)
Visit the Oasis leisure centre and enjoy a tropical environment which all the family can enjoy. The main pool has a slopped entry and there is a smaller pool for toddlers with an elephant slide and Pirate Ship. The main pool has a giant wave machine, water cannon, three hydro-slides, the ‘Lagoon Falls’ waterslide and the Domebusters.

Visit http://www.oasisleisure.co.uk/ for more information.
Nearest train station: Swindon station – then just a ten minute walk.

Natural History Museum
London (various)

There’s plenty of free activities on offer in London that make great days out without taking a toll on your pocket. If you fancy being indoors the Natural History Museum in London is a great place to visit. The architecture of the building, fascinating tours and archaeological exhibitions makes the museum an interesting visit for all ages.

Visit http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ for more information.
Nearest tube station: The museum is next to South Kensington station on the District, Circle and Piccadilly underground lines.

If you’re up for outdoor activities and something a bit different visit Newham City Farm, one of London’s longest established as well as one of its largest farms. Animals here include shire horses, goats, rabbits, peacocks, sheep and pigs to name a few! It’s a great day out to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the best part is it’s free to enter!

Visit http://newhamcityfarm.co.uk/ for more information.
Nearest tube station: East Ham and Plaistow. Nearest Docklands Light Railway is Royal Albert.