Contactless payments come to some Aylesbury bus routes

Contactless card payment

Published by Dan Gooding at 12:45pm 21st February 2019.

It should now be easier to pay on buses on some routes in Aylesbury.

After a multi-million pound investment across all of its buses, Arriva has officially launched its contactless payment technology on board its local fleet, promising passengers quick, easy and secure payments via either debit and credit cards, or Apple and Google Pay.

Simon Finnie, Area Managing Director for Arriva Midlands (South), said:

"As a business, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our customers' journey. Following a successful trial at several depots last year, we decided to develop the service even further, as a step forward in opening up bus travel for those who do not find cash payments convenient.

"As UK moves even closer towards being a cashless society, the introduction of this technology on our buses will offer our customers with a greater element of choice when boarding.

"It also has the potential to help us speed up boarding time and improve the overall customer experience, which is a significant step for us as we aim to reduce congestion on our country's roads by making bus travel a more attractive and accessible alternative to cars."

The contactless system is brought to Arriva by Ticketer ETMs, the industry's most innovative ticketing solution, and is designed to give passengers the widest possible range of payment options.

For more information services and timetables, either download the free Arriva Bus App via the Apple Store or Google Play, or visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/beds-and-bucks

Routes 300 and X30 will become fully contactless from 3rd March 2019, due to shared services with Arrive High Wycombe.

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