Additional payment methods now available through the Stagecoach app

31 August 2017  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

Stagecoach is delivering even more convenient bus travel for passengers across the country with the addition of Apple Pay and Android Pay through the Stagecoach Bus app.

Additional payment methods now available through the Stagecoach app

Launched last year, the app enables people to buy and download day and weekly bus tickets straight to their mobile phone.

The app also provides journey planning, next-stop information and live bus tracking features and is available free of charge for Apple and Android devices.

The latest update to the app also includes a card scanner feature which customers can use when adding a new payment method at ‘Secure checkout’ using a debit/credit card. Customers can also use fingerprint recognition to confirm their password when making purchases within the Stagecoach Bus App.

“This latest development is another example of ways we are making travel easier and more convenient for our customers,” said Stagecoach UK Bus Managing Director for England and Wales, Mark Threapleton. “We know our passengers want simple, quick transactions and reliable information about their services and we are investing heavily in the technology to deliver that.”

Stagecoach is also currently delivering the first major deployment of contactless technology on Britain’s buses outside London which will benefit customers across England, Scotland and Wales. To date, seven Stagecoach companies now offer customers the convenient payment technology.

The £12 million programme, which was launched last October, allows passengers to pay for their travel with a contactless credit or debit card, as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Furthermore, Stagecoach is also working with other major bus operators on a project to have EMV contactless technology installed on every one of the UK’s 32,000-plus buses outside London. The project would cover more than 1,200 bus operators in England, Scotland and Wales, and make contactless travel available for 5.2 billion bus passenger journeys a year across Britain.

Associated government legislation would be needed to ensure contactless ticketing was offered by all individual bus operators.

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