Contactless bus payments hailed 'incredibly successful'.
MORE than one million people have used contactless payment methods on Stagecoach buses in Cheshire, Merseyside and South Lancashire since it was rolled out across its fleet.
The system, which was implemented in July 2017, enables passengers to pay with contactless credit or debit cards as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay on smartphones.
The speed of transactions using contactless technology has helped to reduce the time taken to pay for travel and improve the network's reliability.
Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire's one millionth contactless customer was rewarded with a 28 day megarider pass and PS100 Love2Shop vouchers.
Rob Jones, managing director at Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire, said: "The rollout for contactless pay has been incredibly successful and we're delighted to be marking our millionth contactless payment In this ever-evolving era of technology, it is so important that we continue to innovate and stay ahead of changing customer requirements.
"Incorporating contactless has enabled us to streamline the payment process and enhance the passenger experience. This is just one of the ways we are investing in our services to ensure we're harnessing new technology that better enables our business to continue to offer comfortable, connected, affordable, and efficient services."