Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Bluestar in Hampshire introduce cashless bus tickets

Bluestar buses
Image caption The Key Cards are being introduced on Bluestar buses

Bus passengers can pay for journeys with Oyster Card-type tickets being introduced in Hampshire.

Bluestar is installing electronic smart card readers on routes in Southampton, Eastleigh and Winchester.

The "Key Card" also allows some travel on Wilts & Dorset buses and Southern Vectis on the Isle of Wight, both also part of the Go Ahead Group.

It is hoped fewer cash transactions will help speed up boarding times and reduce delays at busy bus stops.

Passengers are able to purchase discounted weekly and monthly passes and top up their credits online.

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