Contactless roll-out for Stagecoach South West

Bus customers across the South West will see new contactless ticketing technology following installations in more than 380 buses. The new contactless system should speed up boarding times and remove the need for customers to carry cash, according to Stagecoach.

Stagecoach South West marked the launch of the contactless payment system with a range of events across Devon including the chance for customers to win an Amazon Echo Spot.

“With more cars than ever on the roads, congestion is a major problem in so many areas,” says managing director Bob Dennison. “We are continuing to work harder than ever to make bus travel as easy and stress free as possible.

“The contactless payment system will help speed up journey times and make travelling by bus so much easier for our customers. “The new technology also works in tandem with the Stagecoach app, that allows passengers to track buses in real-time.”

The contactless payment system allows customers to pay with their debit or credit card, or apple and android pay, securely and quickly at the start of the journey.