New 'first of its kind' bus multi ticket launched in Glasgow

The Glasgow Tripper can be used on a variety of different bus services in and around the city.

New ‘first of its kind’ bus multi ticket launched in Glasgow in effort to make travel easier iStock

A new multi ticket that removes the need to purchase separate bus tickets has been launched in Glasgow.

The Glasgow Tripper offers a single-unlimited travel ticket for a number of different services on hundreds of routes.

Tickets, which appear as a scan on your mobile phone, can be used on and purchased from First, McGill’s, Stagecoach West Scotland, Whitelaw’s, and West Coast Motors.

Alex Hornby, group managing director at McGill’s, called the new ticket “the first initiative of its kind”.

He said: “We believe that having multi-operator Tripper ticketing available across each of our apps is the first initiative of its kind, demonstrating how powerful our partnership can be for customers in giving them clear, open options for buying their travel across each of our buses, irrespective of who may operate them.”

Duncan Cameron, Glasgow Bus Alliance vice chair and Managing Director of First Scotland said: “The new Tripper mobile app ticket is part of our ambition to create a convenient, connected, dependable and affordable bus network.

“Our collaboration on the mobile Tripper ticket now makes it easy for people to hop from bus operator to the next in a seamless way using a multi-operator app ticket.

“We hope this helps our existing bus users with their travel and encourages people to try using the bus to reach their destination rather than using the car.”

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