For the first time, contactless payments are offered on East Lothian bus
In East Lothian, Scotland, a bus operator now offers contactless payments, making travel in the area easier and more convenient.
The operator’s new Marketing Manager, Tam the Ram, has been helping test the system and will be out and about helping promote contactless payments
Prentice’s route from Haddington to Fort Kinnaird retail park will be the first to use the Ticketer contactless electronic ticket machines (ETMs).
The new Ticketer ETMs not only offer contactless payments, but m-Tickets, Apple Pay and Android Pay options.
Other routes will follow in the next few weeks as all of Prentice’s existing ETMs are upgraded.
John Clarfelt, Managing Director of Ticketer, said: “We are delighted and proud to help Prentice to be the first to offer customers in the area the option to pay for their travel in the most convenient way. All our ETMs offer the exact same functions regardless of the size of the operator because the most important thing is to get passengers on board.”
Ross Prentice, Managing Director of Prentice of Haddington, commented: “We are always looking to innovate and create a better experience for our passengers. As contactless payments become ever more common in daily life it’s important that we keep pace with the retail sector. Ticketer have made contactless possible for an operator of our size at a reasonable cost and we look forward to continuing our excellent relation with John and his team for many years to come.”