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Get in! Contactless payments are coming to the Midlands

Get from A to B in a tap, with super convenient contactless payments by card or via an Apple/Android device

Wherever and whenever you need to travel, getting around the Midlands by bus is about to get easier thanks to contactless payments from Arriva. At the tap of your card or device, you can buy tickets for your day-to-day bus journeys – so no more searching for change at the bottom of your bag.

We know that a lot of people don’t carry cash anymore, so we’re rolling out contactless technology across all our Midlands bus services to make sure you can get where you need to be with ease. No change? No problem – just hop aboard and let your card do the rest.

When will it be available in my area?

We’re working hard to get contactless up and running on all our services, and you can find out when it’s coming to your area of the Midlands using the table below:

Introduction date Area covered
10th March 2019 Derby
17th March 2019 Right across Staffordshire
31st March 2019 Leicester and right across Leicestershire
31st March 2019 Right across Shropshire

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What is contactless payment?

Keen to know more about how contactless could change the way you board the bus? Using the technology is easy. All you need is a contactless-enabled debit or credit card, and you can pay for bus journeys simply by tapping the ticket machine onboard our buses. Payments are instant and secure, and you can pay for tickets and fares up to the value of £30.

Not only that, but contactless is available on a number of Apple/Android devices, including:

  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Wearable devices including smart watches and wristbands
  • Fobs
  • Stickers

 

Check that your card or device is contactless-ready for simple payments that make boarding the bus a doddle.

Any questions?

All your queries are answered on our FAQs page.