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Author Topic: Oyster Cards for Bristol - an ongoing issue, with no real progress so far?  (Read 10831 times)
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« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2017, 10:53:00 pm »

Not yet a full blown intermodal system. but smart card ticketing is coming to Bristol soon

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« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2017, 09:04:49 pm »

Not yet a full blown intermodal system. but smart card ticketing is coming to Bristol soon

Good news as long as the tickets are smart enough and those who want to use them don't have to be because the rules are straightforward, and acquiring them doesn't require a PhD in the interweb. It took me some time to work out Oyster at first...of course it's excellent when you know how and the system has matured over the years. Simplicity is everything for the simple-minded like me.
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« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2017, 05:37:36 pm »

Thread revival prompted by me reading this (Polish news link)[url] today. It's about a promotion run from 5th October for tickets on buses and trams in various Polish towns. The price was reduced to 1 zloty (about 20p) if you bought them via mPay, a mobile payment app, using a card registered on Masterpass. Masterpass is a digital wallet app run by Mastercard but you can also use Visa and Maestro cards with it.

The tickets covered in the promotion were of various types normally costing from 1.10 zl up to 5.00 zl, so some of the discounts were rather huge. The first tranche of 100,000 promotional tickets sold out by the end of the month and the second finished last Wednesday. The promotion has now finished and the article makes no attempt to predict whether ticket sales will stay at the higher level nor does it actually give a figure for the increase in sales over normal. It does say that in the third quarter of this year, 4 million urban transport tickets were sold using mobile apps in the 10 largest cities in Poland for a total value of 11.5 million zlotys. mPay is the third most popular of these apps.

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