trent barton’s smartcard milestone

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Mango, the smartcard used by trent barton has reached a milestone following the announcement a quarter of all passenger journeys are paid for using the card. Customers can pay in advance of their journey and entitling them to 25% off every single fare.

There are now more than 30,000 Mango holders across the region, making it one of the most popular travel-card schemes in the country.

Gillian Merron, chairman of Bus Users UK, recently joined trent barton staff and customers at a special event in Derby to celebrate an important milestone for the card initiative. “People in Derby are obviously really liking what mango has to offer. The response so far has been fantastic,” she said.

Alex Hornby, trent barton’s commercial director, explained: “Whilst Mango is over three years old, this pioneering payment and discount system is going strong, with nearly 6.5m journeys made by thousands of our customers since it was introduced.”