Stagecoach

Stagecoach brings smarter travel to East Scotland

10 Jun 2015

  • Smart ticketing scheme to make it easier for passengers to buy and use bus tickets
  • New Megarider Xtra ticket offers hassle-free automatic monthly payments

Stagecoach bus passengers are to benefit from a new smartcard ticketing scheme which has been launched in East Scotland.

The StagecoachSmartcard scheme – which is now live across Stagecoach services in Fife, Dundee, Angus and Perthshire, as well as into Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow - allows Stagecoach bus passengers to store their travel electronically on a smartcard instead of using paper tickets.  For the first time, it also offers customers the chance to pay for their travel through hassle-free automatic payments. 

The introduction of smart ticketing technology is another demonstration of Stagecoach’s commitment to making travel easier and more convenient for its customers. 

Managing Director of Stagecoach East Scotland, Andrew Jarvis, said: “We carry over 38 million bus passengers a year in the East of Scotland and we know we have a responsibility to our customers to continue introducing new technology and new ideas to improve their travel experience. 

“Smart ticketing is fast becoming an important part of everyday life for public transport users and we believe the launch of this new technology will help encourage even more people to try our greener, smarter bus services.”

The launch of StagecoachSmart across East Scotland also offers customers the chance to sign up to the company’s new Megarider Xtra ticket which allows monthly direct debit payments on an agreed date each month, meaning they no longer have to renew their ticket manually at a travel office or online. The customer’s Megarider Xtra ticket is stored on their StagecoachSmart travel card and simply remains valid for travel until the direct debit  payment is cancelled.

From now on, Stagecoach customers who purchase a 4 Week Megarider or Megarider Xtra ticket online will have their ticket sent out to them on a StagecoachSmart travel card with their travel loaded on to it. Once customers have a StagecoachSmart card they can load their bus tickets onto it time and time again buying a new ticket product online.  It will now also be possible to buy a 1 Week Megarider ticket online, which can then be topped up on the bus by buying another 1 week ticket product from the driver.

To use it customers simply hold their smartcard over the card reader on the bus or coach to record their journey.

Local ticket prices are displayed below:

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Ticket

Price

Arbroath 1 Week Megarider

£7.30

Arbroath 4 Week Megarider

£28.00

Arbroath Megarider Xtra

£28.00 per month

Blairgowrie 1 Week Megarider

£7.30

Blairgowrie 4 Week Megarider

£28.00

Blairgowrie Megarider Xtra

£28.00 per month

Brechin 1 Week Megarider

£7.30

Brechin 4 Week Megarider

£28.00

Brechin Megarider Xtra

£28.00 per month

Central Fife 1 Week Megarider

£19.50

Central Fife 4 Week Megarider

£74.00

Central Fife Megarider Xtra

£74.00 per month

Cupar 1 Week Megarider

£11.50

Cupar 1 Week Megarider Plus

£19.50

Cupar 4 Week Megarider

£44.00

Cupar 4 Week Megarider Plus

£74.00

Cupar Megarider Xtra

£44.00 per month

Cupar Megarider Xtra Plus

£74.00 per month

Dundee 1 Week Megarider

£11.50

Dundee 1 Week Megarider Plus

£19.50

Dundee 4 Week Megarider

£44.00

Dundee 4 Week Megarider Plus

£74.00

Dundee Megarider Xtra

£44.00 per month

Dundee Megarider Xtra Plus

£74.00 per month

Dundee Student 1 Week Megarider

£8.50

Dunfermline 1 Week Megarider

£11.50

Dunfermline 1 Week Megarider Plus

£19.50

Dunfermline 4 Week Megarider

£44.00

Dunfermline 4 Week Megarider Plus

£74.00

Dunfermline Megarider Xtra

£44.00 per month

Dunfermline Megarider Xtra Plus

£74.00 per month

Edinburgh 1 Week Megarider

£12.50

Edinburgh 1 Week Megarider Plus

£18.00

Edinburgh 4 Week Megarider

£46.00

Edinburgh 4 Week Megarider Plus

£60.00

Edinburgh Megarider Xtra

£46.00 per month

Edinburgh Megarider Xtra Plus

£60.00 per month

Edinburgh P&R 1 Week Megarider

£27.00

Edinburgh P&R 4 Week Megarider

£103.00

Edinburgh P&R Megarider Xtra

£103.00 per month

Falkirk 1 Week Megarider

£15.00

Falkirk 1 Week Megarider Plus

£28.00

Falkirk 4 Week Megarider

£57.00

Falkirk 4 Week Megarider Plus

£106.00

Falkirk Megarider Xtra

£57.00 per month

Falkirk Megarider Xtra Plus

£106.00 per month

Forfar 1 Week Megarider

£7.30

Forfar 1 Week Megarider Plus

£12.10

Forfar 4 Week Megarider

£28.00

Forfar 4 Week Megarider Plus

£46.00

Forfar Megarider Xtra

£28.00 per month

Forfar Megarider Xtra Plus

£46.00 per month

Glasgow 1 Week Megarider

£15.70

Glasgow 1 Week Megarider Plus

£23.50

Glasgow 4 Week Megarider

£60.00

Glasgow 4 Week Megarider Plus

£89.00

Glasgow Megarider Xtra

£60.00 per month

Glasgow Megarider Xtra Plus

£89.00 per month

Glenrothes 1 Week Megarider

£11.00

Glenrothes 4 Week Megarider

£42.00

Glenrothes Megarider Xtra

£42.00 per month

Kirkcaldy 1 Week Megarider

£11.00

Kirkcaldy 4 Week Megarider

£42.00

Kirkcaldy Megarider Xtra

£42.00 per month

Leven 1 Week Megarider

£11.00

Leven 4 Week Megarider

£42.00

Leven Megarider Xtra

£42.00 per month

Montrose 1 Week Megarider

£7.30

Montrose 4 Week Megarider

£28.00

Montrose Megarider Xtra

£28.00 per month

Perth Zone One 1 Week Megarider

£10.00

Perth Zone Two 1 Week Megarider

£12.00

Perth Zone Three 1 Week Megarider

£14.00

Perth Zone One 4 Week Megarider

£38.00

Perth Zone Two 4 Week Megarider

£46.00

Perth Zone Three 4 Week Megarider

£53.00

Perth Zone One Megarider Xtra

£38.00 per month

Perth Zone Two Megarider Xtra

£46.00 per month

Perth Zone Three Megarider Xtra

£53.00 per month

St Andrews 1 Week Megarider

£11.50

St Andrews 1 Week Megarider Plus

£19.50

St Andrews 4 Week Megarider

£44.00

St Andrews 4 Week Megarider Plus

£74.00

St Andrews Megarider Xtra

£44.00 per month

St Andrews Megarider Xtra Plus

£74.00 per month

St Andrews 1 Week Student Megarider

£6.40

East Scotland 1 Week Megarider

£42.00

East Scotland 4 Week Megarider

£160.00

East Scotland Megarider Xtra

£160.00 per month

Tayside 1 Week Megarider

£27.00

Tayside 4 Week Megarider

£103.00

Tayside Megarider Xtra

£103.00 per month

19 Megarider 1 Week

£12.00

19 Megarider 4 Week

£46.00

19 Megarider Xtra

£46.00 per month


Stagecoach Group has introduced StagecoachSmart travel cards at all of its bus companies in England and Scotland, and was also the first major operator to accept concessionary smartcard transactions on every one of its buses outside London. More than 240 million journeys are now made each year on Stagecoach bus and rail services using smartcards. 

More information about StagecoachSmart can be found at www.stagecoachsmart.com.