Go-Ahead owned Oxford Bus Company has selected Ticketer to provide new on board ticketing equipment for its fleet, following a recent procurement process.
The company has ordered a total of 282 of the company’s ticket machines to cover its entire fleet, and those of its sister companies Thames Travel and Carousel Buses.
The new machines include a barcode and QR code scanner, and will be set up to accept contactless debit and credit card payments as well as the company’s successful ITSO smartcard scheme the key. They are expected to be rolled out to vehicles early in 2017.
Managing Director Phil Southall said: “We’ve been using Ticketer’s hand held ticketing equipment for the past two years to support our express coach operations and have been really impressed with how it’s performed.
We’ve looked across the market and believe no other supplier can match Ticketer’s offering of cutting edge on-bus hardware and cloud based, real time back office reporting. What’s more, as an organisation they are very good at listening to their customers to help shape future developments, and so it was an easy decision to make to partner with them.”
Ticketer Managing Director John Clarfelt said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been successful in winning such a prestigious contract and delighted to be working more widely with Oxford Bus Company. They have a very exciting vision for the future, and we are really looking forward to working in partnership with them to deliver on that vision over the coming years.”
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Oxford Bus Company carries over 19 million passengers a year in one of the country’s most modern and environmentally friendly fleet of buses. They have the lowest emissions of any operator in the UK. The company operates a fleet of luxury coaches to London, Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham, services to and from Oxford’s five Park and Ride car parks and a comprehensive network of local bus routes.
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