Tripper is just the ticket for multi-bus travel

Bus travel in and around Glasgow just got even easier, thanks to the arrival of a multi-operator mobile ticket, now available from the apps of the major bus operators.

The Glasgow Tripper offers a selection of multi-operator tickets including day, weekly, and flexi travel bundles too. Previously available only with a registered smartcard, all Tripper tickets can now be bought on the mobile apps of First, McGill’s and West Coast Motors. The tickets can also be used for travel on Stagecoach West Scotland and Whitelaw’s as ‘show and pass’. All five operators are part of the Glasgow Bus Alliance.

Offering unlimited travel, bus users can access hundreds of routes in and around Glasgow, with one ticket – removing the need to purchase multiple bus tickets from different operators.

The Tripper ticket range is available on McGill’s, First and West Coast Motor mobile apps, all available to download from the App Store or Google Play.

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

Alex Hornby, group managing director at McGill’s added: “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. We are responding to the call for simplicity and transparency for bus users. This forms part of our ongoing focus as a bus alliance on delivering easy bus travel for everyone living and working in Greater Glasgow.” 

John Elliot, Chair of Glasgow Tripper believes the new mobile Tripper tickets are great news for any customers needing to use more than one bus operator and said “it will make it much easier for customers to travel and enjoy the benefit of multi-operator discount.”

Cllr Angus Millar, City Convener for Transport and Climate said: “I’m delighted to see that the Glasgow Tripper tickets are now available across operators’ apps, making integrated ticketing across different bus services more accessible for people across Glasgow.

 “This type of initiative makes it simpler and more convenient to get around the city region and is a great way to encourage fewer private car journeys and support people to take the bus.”

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