New app for bus users

‘I hope our cus­tomers will em­brace this tech­nol­ogy’

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - BY JON BRADY

The op­er­a­tor’s “NXbus mTicket” app — for use on Ap­ple and An­droid de­vices — al­lows trav­ellers to pay for bus tick­ets on the go us­ing a credit or debit card.

As well as be­ing more con­ve­nient than a pa­per ticket, the mo­bile tick­ets — which ap­pear in the form of a bar­code on the screen — are also cheaper.

A £2.20 sin­gle pa­per ticket goes for £2.10 on the app, while a £3.70 day saver is £3.50 when you go elec­tronic.

Dis­counted group fares, as well as one and four-week passes, can also be pur­chased with the app.

Elsie Tur­byne, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the firm, said: “I’m re­ally de­lighted with this in­no­va­tive new way for our cus­tomers to use our ser­vices.

“Buy­ing a ticket from the app is quick and easy, there’s no need to carry cash or pa­per tick­ets and best of all, it’s the cheap­est way to get hold of some of our most pop­u­lar prod­ucts.

“I hope our cus­tomers will em­brace this new tech­nol­ogy and find it a re­ally use­ful and great value way to travel through­out the city.”

Bus users in Dundee also got on board with the idea.

So­cial care of­fi­cer Laura Thomp­son, 26, said: “I think it’s a good idea, as peo­ple don’t tend to carry cash these days and there are so many things you can do with your phone now.”

Aber­tay stu­dent Sa­muel Mutch, 20, said the app would save him from hav­ing to with­draw cash from an ATM be­fore get­ting the bus.

He said: “I’ve just been to Tesco to get money out — so, if there’s an eas­ier way of do­ing it, then I’d use that.”

Xplore Dundee is not the first firm to make use of mo­bile tick­et­ing in Tay­side.

Stage­coach launched its tick­et­ing app in De­cem­ber 2016 but un­til now, those who use in­ner city bus routes have been with­out the op­tion. Our­voice

BUS firm Xplore Dundee has un­veiled a new mo­bile app that could be just the ticket for pas­sen­gers who don’t carry cash.

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An “in­no­va­tive” app has been launched by Xplore Dundee that al­lows trav­ellers to pay for tick­ets on the go. Insets: Laura Thom­son and Sa­muel Mutch.

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