Remember the days when you ran to catch a bus? Or the days you missed the bus? Or not knowing which bus route went where and when? How about having the right change for the bus driver to pay the fare? You either got dirty looks or not allowed to board sometimes, depending on the driverâ€™s mood!
Those days might be overâ€¦
Thereâ€™s a new app on the block and itâ€™s the Stagecoach Bus App Â that is about to take you into the 21st century.
Everything is in the one place
This newly designed app is one of those things that once you download it and use it, you say: Why didnâ€™t they think of this sooner? It has all the necessary bus journey stuff at your fingertips. Planning your journey, buying your tickets, bus arrival times at each stop so you are not having to wait, standing in the rain or in the hot sun. Sometimes the technology is simply amazing, right?
People that have been testing the app say that buying tickets has never been easier and is as it should be. A few clicks and you have a paperless ticket system with the purchase sitting on your smartphone. You just show it to the driver as you board the bus. The driverâ€™s job just got a lot easier too.
Great for Local travel
If you think those few innovations are good, you havenâ€™t heard the best yet. If you set your location on your GPS the app will find the right bus for you to catch, the route to take, where the bus stops are locatedâ€¦itâ€™s like an app that holds your hand in the world of bus travel!
If you use the journey planner feature it will help you find your bus stop, both getting on and getting off. If you have a regular route, one that you use every day, for example going to work, you save all the details on the app and this makes ticket purchases easier than ever.
Have an Apple? Okay. Have an Android? The Stagecoach App has got you covered. The App is free and is a great download for regular bus travellers as well as for the person who seldom takes a bus.