Bus tickets can be bought on mobile phones

PUBLISHED: 11:00 15 January 2015

Mobile phones can be used by passengers instead of paper tickets. (Picture: Dimitris Legakis).

Mobile phones can be used by passengers instead of paper tickets. (Picture: Dimitris Legakis).

Dimitris Legakis/Athena Picture Agency Ltd

MOBILE phones can now be used to pay for bus tickets in Weston.

Operator First West of England has rolled out its m-ticketing phone application (app) for its bus users, having tested it in Bristol and Bath.

It means adult bus users can buy daily, weekly, monthly and annual tickets on their phones and store them on their device until they are ready to use them.

James Freeman, managing director of First West of England said: “The roll-out of m-ticketing is great news for local people, and particularly those who want to reduce the amount of things they have to carry around with them.

“Mobile ticketing is safe and secure and offers people a really convenient and easy way to pay for their bus travel.

“It is a great step forward for bus users, giving them even more choice over how they pay for their travel.”

To use the app, people need to download the m-ticketing app and register their details.

They then buy the ticket, activate it before they plan to use it and then show the ticket to the driver.

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