First Bus says customers can now enjoy the true ‘tap-and-go’ convenience of Express Mode on Apple Pay on iPhone and Apple Watch by holding their device near the reader, which will make boarding even faster. There is no need to wake or unlock the device, open an app or use Face ID or Touch ID, meaning no need to remove masks. First Bus is the first UK bus operator outside London to launch this technology fleet-wide. The scheme was accelerated through the impact of Coronavirus and has now been introduced right across the company to make bus travel easier than ever for journeys right across the UK.
Simon Pearson, Commercial Director at First Bus, said: “During these unprecedented times, we wanted to offer our customers another cashless way to pay for their bus travel and to make life as easy as possible in the era of mask wearing.
“A lot of our customers are already using cashless methods to access our services and this is another innovative method to avoid using cash that makes it quick and easy to pay for your bus travel.”