Customers on Stagecoach buses no longer need to carry cash to pay for their travel. The bus company has invested in new contactless technology enabling customers to make fast, easy and secure cashless payments on the bus.
Contactless payment went live on all Stagecoach services in Kent and East Sussex this week, pioneering the use of this technology outside of London. The new ticket machines accept payment by contactless enabled credit or debit card as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay.
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 says that thousands of bus passengers a day will benefit from faster boarding and not having to find the right change.
This comes just months after the launch of the company’s mobile App, offering customers the facility to instantly buy and download day tickets to their smartphone. It was announced this week that bus passengers can now buy one week tickets on the App as well.
The Stagecoach Bus App is available free from the App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Android). Payments via the app can be made by PayPal, debit or credit card.