New app for bus users
‘I hope our customers will embrace this technology’
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.
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.