30 Jun 2017
Go contactless during Catch the Bus Week in South Yorkshire
Stagecoach Yorkshire is encouraging people to try the bus with new contactless payment on board as part of Catch the Bus Week 2017.
The initiative, which will run for a week from July 3, will see Stagecoach Yorkshire drive awareness of the economic, health, and environmental benefits of bus travel – including going contactless.
Stagecoach Yorkshire has launched a contactless payment system on buses across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire – benefiting local passengers who make around 45 million journeys through the year.
New dedicated ticket machines have been installed on the fleet of more than 380 buses, enabling customers to pay with contactless credit or debit cards, as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay.
Matt Davies, managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “We are always keen to get involved with the national Catch the Bus Week campaign but this year there are more reasons than ever for people to consider making the switch from the car to their local bus services.
“The convenience of our new contactless payment system means customers no longer need to carry cash so it is a more secure way of paying, and more convenient.
“Contactless payment is just one of the developments in bus travel we’ve introduced this year and follows smart ticketing, a smartphone app and mobile ticketing.
“Passengers can also connect to our free to use Stagecoach Wi-Fi on many of our buses – so they can catch up on emails, shop online or update social media while they travel.
“These are all benefits that transport operators across the country like Stagecoach are continuing to invest in, in a bid to encourage their local communities to ditch cars in favour of greener, smarter and better value bus travel.
“We hope Catch the Bus Week encourages people to consider leaving the car at home and enjoy bus travel, not just during the seven days of the campaign but for journeys in the future, too.”
Greener Journeys is a coalition of Britain’s leading bus companies and other organisations from the transport industry and is spearheading the fifth annual Catch the Bus Week campaign.
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