Ipswich Buses to launch contactless payments

Ipswich Buses are launching contactless payment on Sunday. Picture: PAUL GEATER

Ipswich Buses are launching contactless payment on Sunday. Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Archant

Ipswich buses has announced it is going contactless - meaning passengers can pay for their fare with just a touch of their bank card.

The new system, which will launch on Sunday, April 1, will also be compatible with Apple and Google pay, so passengers can even pay with their mobile phone.

Danielle Devonish, marketing manager, said: “It is what our passengers have been asking for a long time.

“It will make it much easier so people and they won’t have to worry about change.

“In February we had new ticket machines installed on our buses, we are just waiting for them to be activated.

“All a passenger has to do is board the bus and tap their card or phone on the machine and they get their ticket.

“We hope that this will also encourage those that wouldn’t normally use public transport as it will make travelling quicker and easier.”

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The system will work on single, return, rover and family tickets.