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M-Ticket bus fare app to ease travel in Brighton and Hove
A new mobile application is heralding the end of the paper bus ticket.
Brighton and Hove Bus Company has unveiled its M-Ticket app which transforms your smartphone into a ticket.
Users select which fare they want on the app before showing the driver the on-screen ticket.
The cutting-edge technology was launched on services travelling between the city and the university on Thursday.
If successful it is to be used across the city from this spring, although old- fashioned tickets will still be available.
Roger French, chief executive of Brighton and Hove Buses, said: “People are really taking to it already and I think it is going to be a huge success.
“Not only will it make bus travel more efficient and cut the time it takes for people to get on and off the bus, but it will also save paper.”
At present, only daily and weekly tickets are available.
However, bosses say that further ticket types are being developed for later this year.
The app is available for both Apple and Android phones with others planned.