Lincoln buses go contactless

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Scrambling around the find the correct change for bus ticket will become a thing of the past after a contactless payment system was rolled out on all Stagecoach East Midlands services.

Stagecoach East Midlands invested over £5 million in brand new environmentally friendly buses and ticket machine technology since November 2017.

The new contactless payment system has been installed in over 480 Stagecoach East Midland buses.

Passengers can now pay for bus journeys quicker using contactless credit or debit cards, Apple Pay or Google Pay.

The new contactless machines.

Managing Director at Stagecoach East Midlands Michelle Hargreaves said: “There are more cars on the road and congestion is a major problem in so many areas.

“That’s why we are working harder than ever to make bus travel the best alternative to using the car.”

She added: “The new technology demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible service for passengers and works brilliantly with the Stagecoach app, which allows passengers to track buses in real-time.”

Meanwhile, Stagecoach East Midlands recently announced the launch of digital screens inside 10 of their new buses in Lincoln.