Littlepay and Ticketer unveil multi-operator capping

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Metrobus and Brighton and Hove are the first operators to go live with the new tap-on/tap-off system from Ticketer and Littlepay

Littlepay has announced its first deployment of multi-operator capping in partnership with Ticketer.

Working with Go-Ahead Group, it has introduced tap-on/tap-off payments to Metrobus and Brighton and Hove, with a daily cap on fares across the two services.

Chief Executive of Littlepay, Amin Shayan, says: “The future possibilities of multi-operator capping are exciting. We hope the functionality we have created will lead to increased adoption of collaborative ticketing schemes across operators and even transit modes elsewhere.”

Littlepay’s technology allows passengers to travel seamlessly using both services, with the aim of reducing boarding times and improving affordability of bus travel in the Brighton area.

Passengers pay contactlessly by tapping a reader with their bank card, smartphone, or wearable device as they board and exit buses. Their journeys are recorded, and a daily cap applied to ensure they pay the best price for travel in the 24 hours after they first tap on.

Working closely with Ticketer, this is the first time that Littlepay has introduced a second reader to vehicles for ‘tapping off’.

Mr Shayan says: “We’re excited to go live with multi-operator capping in Brighton. Passengers increasingly want to travel without having to analyse complex fare structures. We hope Brighton and Hove and Metrobus customers will enjoy the simplicity of paying contactless across two services while always paying the best fare.”

John Clarfelt, Chief Executive of Ticketer, says: “Our Ticketer ETMs are the perfect partner for Littlepay’s payment technology. This latest innovation is particularly exciting as it will revolutionise the way passengers pay for their travel, to everyone’s benefit.”