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The first operator in Scotland launches contactless payments

Industry news  •  23 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

First Aberdeen has announced contactless payments for its services, making it the first bus operator in Scotland to deliver the innovation.

The MCard is one of the largest travel smartcard schemes outside London

Industry news  •  23 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

The number of journeys made using the travel smartcard MCard rose to 16.3 million in 2016 – which is a 20% increase.

Contactless payments now available on Quaylink Q3

Industry news  •  22 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Go North East passengers using the Q3 Quaylink service can now board more efficiently with contactless payment options.

Imagine never having to queue for a travel ticket ever again

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  21 June 2017  •  David Braddock, Director of Nevis Technologies

For Eurotransport, David Braddock, Director of Nevis Technologies discusses the next step in the evolution of smart travel ticketing…

The Swift smartcard – new look, new solutions, new customers

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  14 June 2017  •  Transport for West Midlands

For Eurotransport, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) discusses its smartcard, Swift, and the benefits it allows its customers.

Ticketing & Payment Technology In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 3 2017, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  12 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

In this Ticketing & Payment Technology In-Depth Focus: ‘Transparent NFC’ connects the Leap Card to solve comms and top-up challenges; The growth of contactless ticketing; Seamless travel; and mTickets and contactless technology make big impact at First Bus…

Go-Ahead launches contactless payments in Oxford

Industry news  •  8 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

Go-Ahead has begun accepting contactless payments at its Oxford division, comprising Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses.

Payment Technology: Part Two

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  26 April 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Graham discusses how Latvia is offering passengers varied and flexible travel payment solutions in part two of his payment technology series…

Payment Technology: Part One

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  20 April 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Regular blogger Graham Ellis discusses innovations the UK is currently operating with that make public travel payments faster and easier.

New smartcard to be launched that can be used on bus and train

Industry news  •  12 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

As part of a pilot which could see combined rail and bus travel in a single ticket in Bristol, GWR is to launch a new smartcard.

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.

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.