Contactless payment coming to all Trentbarton buses – Littlepay
Contactless payment coming to all Trentbarton buses
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Contactless payment coming to all Trentbarton buses

Tap-on, tap-off payments across 400 buses in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire

Following a successful pilot, East Midlands bus company trentbarton will roll out tap-on, tap-off contactless payments across all its services from Sunday, October 6, 2019.

The variable fare mass transit transaction model, powered by Littlepay and supplied in partnership with Ticketer, was first trialled across 11 skylink Derby routes in February this year. Now, the payments system is being adopted by trentbarton’s entire fleet, which includes 400 buses across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

It’s simple: just ‘tap & cap’

trentbarton managing director Jeff Counsell says:

“The contactless roll-out is about giving our customers even more convenience and choice.”

Jeff Counsell, managing director at trentbarton

Amin Shayan, CEO at Littlepay, says:

“It’s been a pleasure to work with trentbarton to deliver contactless across its entire fleet. With our partner Ticketer, we’ve been able to deploy a simple tap-on, tap-off system, with fare capping. This brings state-of-the-art payments technology to trentbarton’s services.”

Amin Shayan, CEO at Littlepay

Contactless boom

trentbarton’s sister company, Kinchbus, introduced tap-on tap-off payments at the end of July and already 50,000 contactless transactions have been processed, with a quarter of customers opting to pay this way.

Watch this time lapse video, featuring 24-hours at Kinchbus’ Loughborough depot, as contactless readers were installed