We're delighted to annouced that from Sunday 1st March, passengers on Newport Bus will be able to pay using their contactless-enabled bank card for all fares and weekly top-up on their Passport and Bamboo smartcards. The new ticketing machines will also allow passengers to make smartphone payment such as Apple Pay or Google Pay when set up on their mobile device.
Following investment in a new ticketing system, we are now in position to offer contactless payment onboard our entire fleet of local buses.
Contactless payment will simplify the way people pay for their fares and will be especially beneficial in encouraging the occasional bus users to make a switch to bus travel. As the City of Newport is continually attracting more visitors, thanks to the opening of the ICC Wales and other acclaimed events across the City, we expect this will contribute to promoting greener journeys.
This faster method of payment - you only need to ask your driver for the ticket you want and pop bank card onto the reader for your ticket to be printed
– will speed up boarding time and make bus travel a better, and easier experience for all. Here how:
The contactless system chosen by Newport Transport is the Ticketer ETM system, which is the industry’s most innovative ticketing solution, and is designed to give passengers the widest possible range of payment options. These new machines fitted with improved GPS-locator will also improve Newport Bus’s ability to provide real-time information. In time, this invaluable data will help deliver a more efficient and reliable bus services for our customers.
“Ticketer are delighted to be involved in this new development for Newport Bus” comments John Clarfelt, CEO of Ticketer “ The convenience of using contactless will allow their passengers greater flexibility and will make bus travel accessible to all, which in turn encourages more people to take the bus.
Scott Pearson, our Managing Director encourage everyone to do something bold and try the bus! In lights of the current environmental challenges
and increase in congestion, bus travel needs to become a method of choice and a real alternative to the car.