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An ‘Appy Surprise for Milton Keynes man

05 September 14

'Appy Cafe winner

It’s been a very ‘appy summer indeed for travel-savvy theatre worker, Jack Sullivan, as his decision to take control of his transport options by downloading the new Arriva Bus App, has now also seen him rewarded with some hi-tech gadgetry to help make his journeys even more enjoyable.

Jack, 19, from Milton Keynes, was selected at random to win a brand new iPad Air after choosing to download the mobile travel companion at Arriva’s pop-up Appy Café at the World Picnic in Campbell Park in late July. As one of hundreds of people from across the country who visited the month-long mobile café roadshow, Jack was delighted to scoop the prize, but said he already felt like a winner by downloading the App in the first place.

“I find the app really useful,” explained Jack, who is soon to take up a dance and musical theatre traineeship at the Bodywork Company Dance Studios in Cambridge. “I can be sat at the bus stop thinking 'where is this bus then?', but I'll open the app and be like 'oh there it is'!

“The live map is great for seeing exactly where my bus is and the route planner really helps me to get around. I find myself using it more often than I ever thought I would, it’s such a handy app to have. And now, even if the bus is running late, I can always keep myself occupied on my new gadget. I’m thrilled to have won.”

A one-stop-shop for route planning, timetables, and live maps, the new Arriva Bus App provides a wealth of information - with perhaps the most exciting feature being the ‘live map’ that allows customers to track their bus and see exactly where it is in real time.

Linsey Frostick, marketing manager for Arriva said: “This app aims to put all the tools for a smoother journey right at the fingertips of bus users, making it easier for them to make better informed decisions about their journeys. From its live route maps to its easy to use journey planner, the Arriva Bus App offers the most up-to-date real-time information that will help customers really start to regain control of their travel experiences.”

Available for download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play, the Arriva Bus App also includes a trip planner to inform customers of their travel options, such as the nearest bus stop, and offers on-bus alerts telling passengers their likely arrival time and when to get off.

The Arriva Bus App is currently free to download from both Google Play and the Apple App Store. For more information, visit arrivabus.co.uk/app