Transdev buses across York and North Yorkshire are to be the first in the region to trial ‘tap and go’ contactless fare capping.
This ‘tap and go’ contactless ticketing allows unlimited free travel once a set fare is decided, on all routes run by its York and Malton depots.
This follows a successful bid to fund to trials, which was submitted by Transdev for £50,000 from strategic transport body Transport for the North’s ‘Innovation Initiative’ package.
Transdev CEO Alex Hornby said: “I’m very proud that we will be the first bus operator to bring contactless capping to buses in the North of England – and that our customers on Coastliner, Cityzap and our network radiating from York will be the first to experience its benefits.
“Our customers will be able to tap in and tap out and not worry that they are paying the wrong fare – they will be able to keep going and stop paying, as we’ll cap the amount spent as soon as they reach the best value day or weekly ticket price.
“It’s really important that our customers help us with their feedback before its widespread introduction too, as we lead into a successful launch that we believe will take down a potential barrier to bus travel for new users, whilst making our buses even easier to use for our current customers.”
Customers joining the trial can use their contactless payment card at the start and end of their journey. Daily fares will be capped at £10 for all day travel between Leeds and York or £17 per day, and £37 per week across the whole network.
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