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National Express buses go contactless

Industry news  •  7 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

National Express West Midlands bus passengers have been paying by contactless for the first time in a new trial in Birmingham.

All aboard for the latest technology on Hampshire’s buses

Industry news  •  23 March 2017  •  Hampshire County Council

Finding the right change for a bus fare will soon be a thing of the past in Hampshire, as the County Council and bus operators First, Go South Coast and Stagecoach have pledged to bring forward investment in contactless payment technology.

Contactless payment for Stagecoach customers in Manchester

Industry news  •  7 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Stagecoach Manchester has become the first bus operator in the region to offer customers the option to pay for their travel via contactless payments.

New contactless payment option launched for Reading Buses

Industry news  •  27 February 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Reading Buses is the first independent operator to go 100% contactless in a scheme which will form the UK’s first town-wide contactless bus network outside of London. This means all residents in the borough will be served by buses accepting bank cards.

Meeting rising transport ticketing challenges: Why open standards are a prerequisite for future-proof system upgrades

Webinars, Z homepage promo  •  26 May 2016  •  Infineon Technologies

The Transport ticketing market is about to experience the undisputable advantages of open standards and how to leverage the interoperability, competitive and open membership benefits of open standards to meet current and future challenges like higher security and successful multi-application implementations. The webinar shows why open standards are a prerequisite for future-proof system upgrades and how easily they can be integrated…

Over 180 million contactless payment journeys made on TfL network since launch

Industry news  •  16 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for London (TfL) has revealed over 180 million contactless payment journeys were made on the capitals public transport network in the first year since its launch.

Travel in London becoming more convenient with over 12 million contactless journeys made since launch

Industry news  •  13 November 2014  •  Transport for London

More than 12 million public transport journeys have now been made using contactless payment cards and devices since Transport for London (TfL) launched the new more convenient way to pay on 16 September…

Over one million contactless journeys since new way to pay launched on transport across London

Industry news  •  25 September 2014  •  Transport for London

More than one million journeys have now been made using contactless payment cards and devices since Transport for London launched the new way to pay for public transport in London last Tuesday, 16 September…

More than 128,000 contactless payments made on London’s rail transport network already

Industry news  •  23 September 2014  •  Transport for London

More than 128,000 taps using contactless payment cards and devices have been made since Transport for London launched the new option to pay across the London transport network on Tuesday 16 September…

More convenient journeys for millions as contactless payments launch across London’s transport network

Industry news  •  16 September 2014  •  Transport for London

From Tuesday 16 September, millions of customers will have easier and more convenient journeys as Transport for London introduces contactless payments on Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster…

One week to go until contactless payments launch on London Underground

Industry news  •  9 September 2014  •  Transport for London

On Tuesday 16 September millions of customers will be set for easier and more convenient journeys when Transport for London introduces contactless payments on Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster…

Opportunities and trends for contactless ticketing technology

Issue 4 2014  •  20 August 2014  •  Claude Tetelin, Chief Technical Officer of CNRFID1 and Olivier Chavrier, Deputy Managing Director of the SCS Cluster2

It is now common for the majority of citizens around the world to use a contactless smartcard on public transportation networks. The same technology is widely used for granting access to buildings and now for payments. The new revolution comes from the fact that this technology could now be integrated into the smartphone offering a wide range of new services. Claude Tetelin, Chief Technical Officer of CNRFID1 and Olivier Chavrier, Deputy Managing Director of the SCS Cluster2, explain further…

Contactless payments set to launch on TfL services on 16 September

Industry news  •  25 July 2014  •  Transport for London

Millions of customers are set for easier and more convenient journeys from 16 September, when Transport for London will introduce contactless payments…

Contactless bank card success on London buses

Issue 4 2013  •  22 August 2013  •  Shashi Verma, Director of Customer Experience at Transport for London (TfL)

Shashi Verma, Director of Customer Experience at Transport for London (TfL) speaks to Eurotransport to give an update on how the first phase of the network’s contactless bank card roll-out has gone so far on London’s 8,500 buses. When we last interviewed you about the project1 it was some time before the bus launch. Can you remind us why TfL is adopting contactless payment cards?

The opportunity to use contactless payment cards (CPCs) will offer much greater convenience for our customers since they’ll be able to use a contactless debit/credit card that they already have, instead of needing to get and keep an Oyster card topped up. It’s part of our ongoing focus to improve customers’ experience of travelling in the capital.

Paying for transport should be as easy as buying a sandwich. Enabling customers to use their CPC on buses, and from early-2014 on London Underground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground and trams, removes the inconvenience of needing to top-up an Oyster card or dig around for cash before making a journey. Plus, it also makes London’s public transport far more accessible for visitors, as anyone with a CPC will be able to enter the transport network as soon as they arrive simply by ‘touching in’ with their payment card. In addition, visitors will also have confidence that they are getting the best value possible, as opposed to having to understand complicated local fare structures.