Grant Palmer launches Bedfordshire’s first PAYG with tap on, tap off

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Bedfordshire independent operator Grant Palmer launched pay as you go (PAYG) contactless payments with Ticketer’s tap off readers across its fleet from 25 April. The operator expects the new ticketing system to speed up boarding times and simplify the payment process, whilst keeping customers assured that they get the best possible fare, with daily and monthly caps.

Thomas Manship, Executive Assistant for Grant Palmer, said: “It has been great to work with Ticketer on this project. With its tap on, tap off readers we are now able to offer a pay as you go model with fare capping for our customers. With simpler fares and greater flexibility to travel, we expect more passengers to come back to our buses and leave their cars at home.”

Antonio Carmona, General Manager UK and International at Ticketer, commented: “The introduction of pay as you go is a major improvement in how people pay for bus fares, and it is a key theme in the National Bus Strategy. PAYG fares are simpler and easier for passengers, and with Ticketer’s tap on, tap off technology, it is a model that can be expanded beyond flat fare services. We are very pleased to work with an innovative operator like Grant Palmer to remove more barriers to accessing public transport.“

At launch there will be six capped zones across the network: Bedford Zone One , Luton and Dunstable Zones, Luton Busway, Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes. GRANT PALMER