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Stagecoach first major bus operator to record all concessionary journeys using smartcard technology

James Dark

Stagecoach has become the first major bus operator in the country to accept smartcards for concessionary journeys on every one of its vehicles outside London. The technology now covers the Perth-based group's 19 regional bus companies in Scotland, England and Wales.

It means passengers with National Concessionary Travel Scheme smartcards now only need to place their card on the ticket machine when they board the bus and their journey will be recorded electronically.

Stagecoach was the first...

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