03 Oct 2016
Also through the app, within the coming months Stagecoach plans to offer mobile ticketing on its local bus services for the first time, allowing customers to use one app to plan their journeys and instantly buy and download tickets straight to their smartphone. The move will provide an additional payment option for customers alongside existing smart ticketing and cash payments.
Stagecoach South East managing director Philip Norwell said: “In today's fast-paced world, time is really precious. Our new app will make bus travel easier and give people more time to focus on the other important things in their lives.
"So whether you're a commuter heading to work, a student going to college, a family getting ready for a day out or you're meeting retired friends, live bus tracking means you have more time to yourself before leaving for the bus stop.”
But he added: "What our new app can't do is solve the growing problem of road congestion. We need local authorities to take action because faster and more reliable bus journeys, fewer cars, and less pollution is better for everyone in our communities."
The Stagecoach Bus app is part of a major investment by the UK-wide company in its digital strategy which is transforming the journey experience for customers.
In December 2015, Stagecoach launched a transformational new mobile responsive website for its UK Bus division which features the UK’s first nationwide online bus planning service, lets passengers check live updates for their services and enables travel to be bought direct from smartphones.
Further information on the Stagecoach Bus App visit www.stagecoachbus.com/app