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Touchless ticketing trial extended

6 April 2017

Since the start of February, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and The Keighley Bus Company have been trialling touchless ticketing on the Shuttle 662 route which runs between Keighley and Bradford.

Almost 250 people signed up for the initial stage of the trial and made around 1,200 journeys on the Shuttle 662 using their smartphone as a travel pass.

Due to the success of its first stage, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and The Keighley Bus Company are extending the trial for a further three months, until the end of June.

Opportunity

This means there is an opportunity for yet more people to take part and as a thank you, save on their fares while they do. People who sign up will enjoy 50% off journeys on the Shuttle 662 route until Friday 30 June.

The scheme enables volunteers taking part in the trial to use their smartphone as a travel pass, through a special smartphone App and technology at bus stops. The App calculates the length of route taken and 'caps' at the best value price over the course of the day or week, it needs no interaction with the ticket machine meaning faster boarding times for passengers.

Sign Up

To take part in the trial, customers, who must be over 18, need to visit the Becotix website (new tab), where they can sign-up. They will then receive email instructions on how to download and use the app.

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