Contactless payment set-up hits the streets with flagship 36 bus service

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BUS users will now find it easier than ever to get a ticket to ride on a flagship service in Yorkshire.

Contactless payments have been introduced on the Transdev operator’s 36 service, which runs between Leeds, Harrogate and Ripon.

The 36 is one of the first bus services outside London to offer the contactless option to its passengers.

Transdev chief executive Alex Hornby said: “We want to make getting on board the bus as easy as possible, and bringing contactless payment to the 36 for our current and potential users is a no brainer. This is all about making the 36 experience as effortless and as easy as possible, and ensuring we don’t rest on our laurels even with the sector-leading standards we already offer on our highly specified buses between Leeds, Harrogate and Ripon.

“Once we have established the success of contactless on the 36, we will of course look to extend this further on other Transdev routes.”

The 36 runs every 15 minutes, with its vehicles offering free wi-fi plus leather coach-style seating.

Artist Ruth Spencer Jolly who composed 'European Unison' an ensemble written for 28 pianos, representing the members of the European Union and symbolising Brexit, following a preview of her work at Besbrode Pianos in Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 23, 2017. The composition tells the story of the EU from its birth to Brexit. The ensemble of pianos is a metaphor demonstrating "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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