ITSO-standard smart card system will not offer speedy boarding on buses, compared to Oyster, if the performance of concessionary travel cards is anything to go by.
Certainly not if they still require a ticket to be printed out as the ones in West Yorkshire seem to. The introduction of Smart Card readers on Transdev Keighley has significantly slowed the boarding of pass holders.
Silly, I know but I assumed they'd stop printing the tickets once they went to an electronic system.
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Most interesting, thanks. So is the touch-out done on the same machine, or does the bus have an 'exit' ITSO pad aswell?
Trentbarton have an additional pad for touching out near the door. If you don't touch out it asumes you got off at the end of the route. It has a £5 off-peak cap (after 9am) and a £10 peak cap (if you spend less than £5 on bus travel it will charge pre 9am + £5 off-peak cap).
Not sure when the cap runs to - I paid a fare of £3.50 for a fairly short night bus run this weekend at about 2am (not on mango) which would have been £1.70 during the day. Bargain if that's included on your cap.