As of 10th February, Arriva passengers in Stevenage and North Hertfordshire will be able to buy their bus tickets using contactless payments.

Following a multi-million pound investment across all of its buses, Arriva’s contactless payment system is quick, easy and secure, providing passengers with a variety of ways to pay, including debit and credit cards, as well as Apple and Android Pay.

To mark the official launch of contactless, a special event was held at Stevenage FC football ground on 8th February, where VIPs and key stakeholders,gathered to celebrate the introduction of the technology.

Talking at the event,Gavin Hunter, area managing director for Arriva said: “As a business, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our customers’ journey. Following a successful trial at several depots last year, we decided to develop the service even further, as a step forward in opening up bus travel for those who do not find cash payments convenient.

“The new technology will create a faster, easier and more convenient way to pay for our customers, which in turn will help to speed up boarding time and improve the customer experience as the UK moves even closer towards being a cashless society.”

The contactless system is brought to Arriva by Ticketer ETMs, the industry’s most innovative ticketing solution, and is designed to give passengers the widest possible range of payment options.

For more information visit -www.arrivabus.co.uk