Bus passengers will be able to pay their fares through contactless technology from tomorrow (Thursday 24 May).
All vehicles operated by Bus Vannin will offer the simple, safe and secure method of payment in time for the busy TT fortnight, when more than 175,000 passenger journeys are expected to be taken.
The development will provide customers with the option to use their contactless-enabled credit or debit Europay, Mastercard or Visa cards on the quick scan reader for sums not exceeding £30, in line with the system’s transaction limit, as well as through Apple Pay and Android Pay using mobile devices.
Jason Moorhouse MHK, Member with responsibility for Public Transport, said:
‘Simply place your card or device near the reader, collect your ticket and hop on board - what could be easier?
‘The introduction of contactless payments will improve public transport for both residents and visitors, and means customers in the Isle of Man can enjoy up to date technology solutions.’
Ian Longworth, Director of Transport Services, said:
‘Along with the introduction of the Traveline journey planner earlier this year, the launch of contactless technology on the Island’s buses reaffirms the Department’s commitment to providing customers with the most modern and efficient service as possible.’