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First Bus Sheffield launches poppy bus appeal in partnership with Royal British Legion

  • First Bus in Sheffield launched their poppy appeal bus in partnership with the Royal British Legion.
  • The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Colin Ross bought the first poppy as the bus launched the campaign outside the Crucible Theatre.
  • First Bus has a strong affiliation with the Armed Forces, with many veterans working for the business.
  • Royal British Legion with its representatives and military personnel were present for a photo call to start their 2023 poppy appeal.
Ticketer Tap Off Reader

Travelmaster 7-day tickets will not be available for purchase on board a bus using the contactless function from 30th July due to excessive fraudulent use

  • From 30th July, TravelMaster 7-day tickets will not be available for purchase through the contactless function on board a bus. 
  • Cash purchases remain valid to purchase a 7-day TravelMaster ticket.
  • The change is being made to counter fraudulent activity related to the purchase of this ticket using the contactless       payment function. 
First Sheffield: Parks Bus

Government funded £2 flat fare initiative extended to October on bus travel in South Yorkshire, some other fares will change from 28th May

  • The Government funded £2 Flat fare remains in place until October.
  • Popular 3 in 7, 5 in 7 and 10 journey tickets offer total flexibility for travel.
  • New Tap on Tap off ticketing technology big switch on in the summer will simplify payments and can help speed up boarding times, journeys, and reliability, and is flexible and accessible for anyone with a physical digital bank or credit card.
  • £300k investment by First South Yorkshire in Tap-on Tap-Off technology to take another important step to pave the way for an all-operator integrated system in the future.

Multi operator contactless bus ticketing ‘Tap on Tap off’ successfully launched in Leicester and is the first of its kind in the UK

The official public launch of the initiative was held on Thursday 21st April – Leicester city centre with deputy mayor Adam Clarke, council officers, bus operators and representatives from Little pay and Ticketer and the public  


Leicester Buses Tap On Tap Off Multi-Operator Contactless Capping Update – 1 Year Later

  • First multi-operator contactless capping scheme to launch in the UK with over 99% of passenger journeys   covered by the scheme
  • 183,000 passenger journeys in a year
  • Combined passenger savings of £131,000 over the past year
  • Winner of Transport Ticketing Global Award for Best Smart Ticketing Programme 2023 (<200k daily journeys)
Tap & Cap 2

First Essex is introducing new 'Tap and Cap' ticketing technology and simpler fares across its Colchester bus network

  • Tap & Cap allows the customer to achieve the best value fare for their journey without needing to commit to long term tickets in advance.
  • Customers simply tap their payment method on the ticket machine reader next to the driver and the technology does the rest.
  • Further rollout of the Tap & Cap technology will be rolled out in Basildon in April.