Transport minister, Andrew Jones MP, has launched contactless payments on Transdev’s 36 service. The 36 runs every 15 minutes with a £3.3 million fleet of new high specification buses, offering free Wi-Fi, USB power points, at seat tables, leather seats and a glazed roof on the top deck. The standard £7.20 return fare will be just £7 in the month of June when using contactless.
CEO for Transdev, Alex Hornby, said, ‘We want to make getting on board the bus as easy as possible, and bringing contactless payment to the 36 for our current and potential users is a no brainer. Once we have established the success of contactless on the 36, we will of course look to extend this further on other Transdev routes as we continue to innovate and do amazing things for our customers.’
Andrew Jones MP, said, ‘What a great step forward for bus travel. Contactless payments are growing in popularity and more and more contactless debit and credit cards are being issued every day. For small payments of everyday items it is a fast, convenient and safe way to pay. This is yet another improvement to the 36 and it is good to see such a popular service going from strength to strength.’