Arriva introduces tap & go in Liverpool

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Arriva is to launch tap and go contactless payment on its servcies in the Liverpool City Region, which will enable adult passengers to track their spending through contactless payments and ensure daily and weekly fare capping. Passengers will be able to tap on using a credit or debit card or with Google Pay or Apple Pay. Single journeys will cost £2, with a cap of £4.60 per day or £17 for a week.

The technology for the system has been developed by payment service provider Littlepay and ticketing technology specialist Ticketer. Ticketer provides the on-vehicle ticketing equipment that captures the contactless card or mobile wallet taps and calculates and delivers the journey value to Littlepay; Littlepay’s back-office system monitors taps and applies fare caps.