Warrington’s Own Buses has unveiled new technology to boost uptake in public transport in the town, powered by UK public transport and app provider, Passenger.
The operator’s new website will allow travellers quicker and more efficient ways to plan journeys. In addition to live bus tracking, the new web to mobile eCommerce function means travellers can now access website purchased tickets on their mobiles. The operator’s new and improved app also allows travellers to see up to date network information, in addition to buying tickets.
The launch comes as Warrington Borough Council develops the town’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP). All local authorities are required to have BSIPs in place by October 2021 as part of the government’s National Bus Strategy, which aims to improve the quality of bus services and provision across the UK.
Tom Quay, CEO at Passenger commented: “We’re delighted to be working with Warrington’s Own Buses in its efforts to get local people to ‘Bus Back Better’. Our companies align on the same values, as we encourage people to choose public transport as a first choice, and promote sustainable transport – with Warrington’s Own Buses planning to introduce an all-electric bus fleet in the future.”
Warrington’s Own Buses operate over 85% of services and vehicles in Warrington. The company has a fleet of 120 buses in total, operating around 5 million kilometres in service and carrying over six million passengers per year.
Gareth Mead, Head of Commercial at Warrington’s Own Buses says “We’re all very excited for the launch of our new website and mobile app. It’s part of important work to make our bus services more accessible, inclusive and to provide high-quality passenger information to all our customers. Together with Passenger, we’re able to provide the benefits of innovation, technology and sustainability from across the transport industry.”
Warrington’s Own Buses new website can be viewed here: www.warringtonsownbuses.co.uk/. The app is available to download on iOS and Android.