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Travelling across Glasgow just got smarter

City's main bus operators work in partnership to deliver The Glasgow Tripper
  • Transport Minister launches Glasgow's first multi-operator smart card
  • Bus passengers can store tickets on their smart card and travel with any operator
  • Unlimited travel available for £5 per day, and £2.50 for a child
  • The Tripper card makes bus travel even more convenient and cost-effective

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands, officially launched the Glasgow Tripper; a new multi-operator smart card that offers bus customers in and around Glasgow access to more than a thousand buses from the city's main bus operators.

The Glasgow Tripper smart card has been developed by Glasgow's bus companies; McGill's, First Bus, Glasgow Citybus, Stagecoach West Scotland and Whitelaws - to make it easier for customers to travel across all of their services, with just one ticket.

Customers can order their personalised Glasgow Tripper card at www.glasgowtripper.com and then add tickets to it on the bus, making it easier for customers to seamlessly travel across a wide bus network. The Tripper serves the city and surrounding areas including Barrhead, Lenzie, Paisley, Old Kilpatrick, Howwood and Eaglesham.

Ticket types, currently available on bus, include an adult and child day ticket priced at £5 and £2.50 respectively. A range of weekly tickets will follow in early 2018, along with the ability to buy tickets online. 

The introduction of the Glasgow Tripper card is evidence of the bus industry's commitment to providing a convenient, dependable and affordable public transport service for the city - and beyond.

McGill's Managing Director, Ralph Roberts, said: "McGill's is proud to support the launch of the Glasgow Tripper for bus users across the city. It makes bus travel a smarter and simpler alternative for those customers who currently make journeys that require separate tickets from each company. The city-wide coverage of the smart card is impressive too - covering bus journeys from Milngavie to Eaglesham and from Linwood to Bargeddie - all with one ticket!"

The initative has also been welcomed by Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands: "The Scottish Government is committed to making public transport easier to access through smart ticketing options. Giving passengers the option of on ticket, valid across multiple operators, is a key step towards this. 

"That is why I'm delighted to help launch The Glasgow Tripper - a delivery milestone that will go a long way to encourage more people out of their cars and onto public transport on a regular basis. The SmartZone scheme, which is supported by Transport Scotland, builds on the success of similar zones in Aberdeen and Dundee areas.I look forward to seeing the delivery of a similar scheme in Edinburgh in 2018."


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