bakerbus takes ticketing online

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Biddulph-based operator bakerbus has launched an online ticketing service utilising My Mobile Tickets.

To use the facility customers must first sign up to the My Mobile Tickets web service. After registration they can then select and purchase tickets at their convenience. Tickets are paid for electronically either by a credit or debit card or via PayPal. On completion of the transaction, tickets are downloaded as an electronic image to the customer’s mobile phone for immediate use.

On boarding the bus, the customer presents a screen image to the driver. There is no on screen barcode to be scanned. The My Mobile Tickets service is designed to work with all modern mobile hand sets, with no need for users to install any special apps.

MD Phil Baker said: “Pre-paid tickets reduce stop dwell time in loading at the bus stops. Customers can purchase their tickets online whenever it is convenient. Other benefits include opportunities to offer season tickets and specific travel discounts for students.”

Tickets currently available include; All Day tickets, single journey tickets on bakerbus services 94/94A, Nines, the X1 and X75 serving Staffordshire and Keele Universities (with student discounts) and a special annual season ticket for Keele University at £299.

bakerbus can be contacted on 01782 522101. The My Mobile Tickets service is found at www.mymobiletickets.com