Management & Operations

U.K. orders bus tickets over cell phones

Posted on January 10, 2008

Go North East, the largest bus company in the northeastern region of the U.K., has developed a system that enables passengers to order bus tickets by mobile phone.


The customer receives a digital ticket to their phone minutes after ordering it by text message. The phone screen then displays the ticket information that will be shown to the driver as the passenger boards the bus. The cashless, paperless ticket can be ordered anytime, anywhere by sending a text message to 60060. Customers can even buy tickets while waiting for the bus to arrive. 


To use ‘txt2go’, customers first set up an online account using Go North East’s secure Website. Money is then added to the account using a debit or credit card, and the cost of each txt2go ticket will then automatically be deducted from the account.  


The new tickets are very secure, with each one locked to the handset it was ordered from so it cannot be transferred to another phone.The tickets also improve security on buses by reducing the amount of money carried by the driver.  


The technology implementation, led by Atos Origin, is the first U.K. rollout of the Mobile Payment Solution developed by Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company, and the ticketing service.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

CTA budget proposes $23M in cuts, fare increases after $33M cut in state support

Upon adoption, the fare increase will generate $23 million for CTA operations, while the capital budget includes a new revenue stream from ride-hailing fees that will pay for projects that improve CTA infrastructure and service.

VVTA's Kane wins Distinguished Service Award

The California Transit Association award recognizes individuals who have had long and distinguished careers in the public transit industry and have made outstanding contributions to public transit.

WSP USA names new sr. supervising engineer

In his new position, Benjamin Rodenbough will manage a variety of civil engineering projects involving transit and other transportation infrastructure.

Sound Transit light rail ridership up 26%

The ridership gains within our region are very significant in contrast to recent ridership reductions in many other regions, with Sound Transit services seeing some of the strongest growth in the nation.

New York MTA names Byford president of NYC Transit

A seasoned and highly regarded transportation professional whose work has taken him across three continents over nearly three decades, Andy Byford joins NYC Transit after a widely hailed five-year stint as the CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close