Nottingham City Council has welcomed a move by Nottingham City Transport (NCT) to ensure people can buy the cheapest bus tickets via its mobile app.
The Council had previously criticised the bus company for failing to make its two cheapest ticket options available for purchase via the app, despite it being introduced over a year ago.
NCT has now announced an update to the app which means it can now be used to buy the cheaper Short Hop and Inner City Return ticket.
The cheapest single journey previously available on the app was £1.90 and the cheapest return was £3.50. A Short Hop journey is available for £1.30 within a fare stage (up to 0.5 miles) and the Inner City Return ticket can be purchased by people making short return journeys to and from the City Centre and costs just £2.40.
Councillor Sally Longford, the City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Local Transport, said: “We have been concerned for some time that people just aren’t aware that tickets which are cheaper than the standard fare are available for shorter journeys. People have been paying more than they need to which is particularly tough if you’re on a low income and rely on the bus to get around.
“The Council has highlighted the issue on several occasions so we’re really pleased that NCT has now acted to ensure people can access the cheaper tickets via the app.”
More information on the NCT app and the recent improvements made can be found at: https://www.nctx.co.uk/2018/01/more-tickets-added-to-nctx-buses-app/