Stagecoach contactless ticketing now available on 3,000 buses

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Seven Stagecoach companies – with a combined fleet of more than 3,000 buses – can now offer customers the option of contactless payments.

The £12m programme, which was launched last October, allows passengers to pay for their travel with a contactless credit or debit card, as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Stagecoach has added Scottish Citylink to an expanded national roll-out programme which will see the technology installed on all of the company’s 8,500 vehicles across the UK by early 2019.

Contactless payments are already available at Stagecoach Manchester & Wigan, Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, Stagecoach North East, Stagecoach Oxfordshire, Stagecoach South East, Stagecoach South and Stagecoach Yorkshire.