Reading trial for Ticketer machines

Reading Transport is trialling new ticket machines from local supplier Ticketer on its Green Park services 50-53 and Kennet Island services 40/41. Two further pilot routes may follow.

“If the pilot schemes go as well as expected then we shall change over all our ticket machines to the new model in early spring 2011,” says Reading Transport chief executive officer James Freeman.

“Our requirement is to procure a system that fits our demands which means it has to be simple to use, rugged and robust. The solution offered by Ticketer appears to be both innovative and flexible and will hopefully offer the reliability that we need. 

“In future it will make it quicker getting on the bus and customers will be able to top-up their simplyBus cards online almost instantly.”