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Network Rail empowers passengers to charge on the move

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London Bridge Railway Station has become the first station to provide Joos, as part of a wider Network Rail project to modernise & push digitalisation across railway environments.

Visitors and travellers can now charge their smartphone on the move as they journey across the city.

Joos’ mobile phone power bank rental service replaces the days of carrying a charging cable to then wait by a power socket or leaving a device inside a charging locker.

Its handy power banks include cables for all smartphones, headphones, and USB devicesincluding an Apple Certified cable to safely charge iPhones, AirPods etc.

Passengers & visitors can rent a power bank from one of three Joos Boxes at London Bridge, journey with it to never go flat, and return it to any Joos Box in the UK & Ireland.

To grab some Joos, simply scan the Joos Box QR code, and take your power bank. When your device is charged, return the power bank to an available slot and your session ends automatically – it’s convenient phone charging, made easy!

As commuters & revellers flood back to the city, they’re more dependent than ever on their smartphone for ticketing, payments, journey planning, and entertainment. Joos facilitates a seamless travel experience while helping to enhance public safety and connectivity.

Research shows that mobile devices can be a safety blanket when out at night;

  • 82% of young adults say they’d feel anxious or unsafe with a dying phone whilst in an unfamiliar place
  • 48% rely on their phone to make payments at night

CLICK HERE to learn about a night time safety report that Joos published in partnership with Night Time Industries Association.

Network Rail’s trial of Joos at London Bridge is hopefully just the first of many more train stations and other busy transport hubs across the UK, solving the all too familiar problem of a dying phone whilst on the move.

Lucy McAuliffe at Network Rail said “We’re really excited to launch this trial with Joos. Providing digital technology to help make people’s journeys easier will enable our passengers to have an even better customer experience. With so much reliance on mobile phone technology for life’s essential activities, this trial will provide an important service to help keep our passengers online and able to access ticketing, retail and travel information when they need.”

Josh Baah, co-founder & COO of Joos, added “It’s a great honour to have installed Joos at one of the UK’s busiest train stations. We’re one step closer to ensuring there’s always a safe phone charging solution available when people need it most, with many more stations providing Joos soon!”

You can find Joos at the Shard entrance by ticket machines, by the toilets or at the end of the Western Arcade close to the London Underground access.

To find your nearest Joos Box, download ‘Joos’ from the App Store or Google Play.

For further information, and to provide Joos at a venue, visit joos.app.

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