New Lothian smartphone ticket app

Lothian Buses has launched a new virtual ticket app for smartphones. The free app is available for Apple and Android smartphones and is described as the first of its kind in Scotland for public transport. Users will be able to prepay for tickets, which will then appear on their phone and can be shown to the driver on boarding. It also offers a range of personalised options for departures, journey planning and service updates, with innovations such as a ‘stop alert’ for passengers unfamiliar with a route.

Chief Executive of Lothian Buses, Ian Craig, said, ‘This is another step forward for us and our passengers as we drive further innovation in the service we provide. The ability to travel conveniently without change or a season ticket is very important of course, but the app offers so much more. Whether it’s an alert about your next three departures or push notifications for news about your usual service, this app will be a valuable practical tool for all of our customers.’

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