Paying Bus Fare

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  1. Rob e Lee

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    I am wondering if 'Funsters' can give info on how your local bus companies accept payment for bus fares.

    Living in the Greater London area I have a 'Freedom Pass' which gives me free travel on Buses, Trains and Tube. My wife doesn't qualify (too young) and tops up her Oyster Card but can also use 'Contactless Visa' which is very convenient.

    When she went to pay cash once the driver didn't appear too pleased and we are wondering if 'Contactless Card Payments' are accepted where you live. The problem of having the right change can be a nuisance sometimes.

    Rob
     
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    Let me be the first to say that an O.A.P bus pass works wonders !!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  3. Dawn B

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    Couldn't tell you I'm afraid. In the 20yrs we've been in Norfolk we've never actually been on a bus.:Sad:
     
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    Geriatric bus passes for us :BigGrin:........

    ..... but I think the youngsters have to pay cash.
     
  5. Rob e Lee

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    The most helpful so far.

    Rob
     
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  6. Dawn B

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    Sorry, but I'm not allowed out :Sad:
     
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    Us youngsters are ripped off by the bus charges. It is cheaper and much faster to take a taxi the 2 miles from our house to town than use the bus for 2 adults. I've the bus once in 16 years in our town and felt that I was being mugged verrrrrry sloooooooowly.

    And I paid cash - lots of of it :(
     
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    We have passes, which are used with a contactless reader here and in other places but not everywhere (smaller bus companies seem not to have the readers).

    We paid cash in Wales last year and in Telford when using a bus before 9:30am.

    I can't recall seeing anyone using a contactless debit/credit card on Tees-side.

    Searching Google for <contactless payment bus fare> it appears that TfL is the only widespread user but that Stagecoach, Arriva and First are running pilots in different areas.
     
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    A couple of chickens should get you a return fare in Morocco
     
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  11. Dawn B

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    Not really, in the middle of nowhere you don't see many buses :thumb:
     
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    Here its cash or prepaid travel tickets,some available from the driver,when he has time! And of course the old fogies card-wonderful.
     
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    I caught the bus in to town to pick the car up and I was the only one paying for a ticket. The driver was not very happy as I only had a £10 note, went on about his change etc made to feel welcome
     
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    Here it is also cash or travel card or pass.

    I know a few local Bus drivers, they ultimately have the right to refuse to let you board if you do not have the right change.

    They only carry a small float when they leave the Depot. A couple of people coming on with tenners would wipe just about that out.
    The guys that I know normally carry a large bag of change (mainly £1 coins) of their own, which they will use if really needed.
     
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    But I thought it was a bus Service . A service that gets subsidies from government or council to who we pay tax , but I might be wrong
     
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    Cash round these parts, same on the tram.
     
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    The appropriate government pays for journeys undertaken using a bus pass which it has issued but as far as I am aware, the only subsidies as such are on particular services which local councils have decided to support as they would not otherwise run. Those tend to be journeys on lesser used routes and/or at less busy times of the day. Otherwise the bus company is simply selling its wares like any other business.
     
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    Cash here in rural Scotland, if you can find a bus. Just because there is a bus stop doesn't mean it's on a bus route :Wink:.

    Some companies require correct change.

    Non-Scottish passes are not accepted. :cry:

    But the drivers are very friendly and helpful as a rule.
     
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    the 'grave yard shift' me and the miss'es have free bus passes (Stagecoach) place our pass on the reader and then try and find a seat with the rest of the old dears on there day out:Laughing:
     
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    give it two more years and Scarbrough wont have a bus service.

    7 local/town routes are to be cut to reduce costs.

    And North yorks county council are looking to save 1.1 million on public transport by cutting concessionary fares
     
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