Contactless system goes live on buses
Fiddling for change on the bus may be a thing of the past as Stagecoach passengers in Ashford become among the first to experience the firm’s new contactless system.
The company is pioneering new contactless technology enabling customers to make fast, easy and secure cashless payments on the bus.
Kent and East Sussex are the first Stagecoach locations outside London to go contactless using enabled credit or debit cards as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay.
The contactless system has also been introduced on Stagecoach’s Little and Often buses in Ashford.
Stagecoach South East’s managing director, Philip Norwell, said: “We’re all used to paying with contactless for our morning coffee or lunch, and now we can use it to pay for bus travel too. Transport is a key part of people’s lives and this is another great reason to choose the bus.”
Stagecoach predicts that thousands of passengers a day will benefit from the contactless payment system.
The company also recently launched its mobile app, from which customers can instantly buy and download tickets.
The app is available from the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android. You can with PayPal or debit abd credit cards.