Millions of bus and rail passengers across the UK will in future be able to pay for their travel using contactless cards and devices. Smart ticketing will offer more convenience and flexibility for passengers across different modes of transport and help reduce ticket queues and crowding at transport interchanges.
Last year the Department for Transport’s Smart Cities Partnership (SCP) brought together nine city regions outside London to agree how to best introduce smart ticketing to make journeys easier for passengers travelling across different types of transport or on different operators.
The five largest UK bus operators have since announced their commitment to deliver contactless travel for all buses by 2022.
Further information on the roll out of smart ticketing is available online.