Benfleet PlusBus on Smart
Train Operator c2c, are now able to offer fulfillment of Benfleet PlusBus week tickets to existing c2c Smartcards. PlusBus products must be bought from a self-service ticket vending machine at any c2c station. Please note: The ticket machines on First Essex buses can read and accept the Benfleet PlusBus product on a c2c smartcard. Unfortunatley, NIBS buses are currently not able to accept Benfleet PlusBus products on smartcard.
26-30 Railcard holders get one-third off PlusBus
The Journey Solutions partnership (the group that manages PlusBus ticketing) have confirmed that holders of the new 26-30 Railcard will get one-third off the adult price of all PlusBus day tickets. The new 26-30 Railcard is due to be rolled-out across Britain by all Train Operating Companies in January 2019.
PlusBus goes Smart in Scotland.
ScotRail has partnered with Stagecoach bus to bring smart integrated ticketing to nine Scottish towns and cities by offering PlusBus tickets on their Smartcard. The two firms have worked together to ensure that PlusBus tickets can now be stored on ScotRail Smartcards. The initiative is a step towards further integrated and digital transport. Smart PlusBus day, week, month and three month tickets are currently available in areas where Stagecoach is the main bus operator. This includes Ayr, Dumfries, Dunfermline, Elgin, Inverness, Kilmarnock, Kirkcaldy and Perth. PlusBus stored on ScotRail smartcards are also available for Aberdeen (where Stagecoach and First are the main bus operators).
ScotRail customers that have a ScotRail smartcard can buy PlusBus with their train tickets at any self-service ticket machine located at a ScotRail station. Once on the bus they simply need to pass their ScotRail Smartcard over the reader on the ticket machine, so that it can validit their PlusBus product.
Smartcard fulfilment is expected to be available for more cities across Scotland, including Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Stirling, in future.