The convergence of contactless and mobile

Following a trail blazed by so-called Challenger Banks in the financial sector, Bournemouth-based Passenger is advancing its transport mobile apps to include contactless journey information, in a technology convergence that will force customers to look at the humble bus in a whole new light.

26th April 2018

‘Extremely’ Light Rail launch for Passenger

As we work with customers to prepare for the summer season, Passenger is pleased to announce its first outing in 'extremely' light rail, with a unique deployment for Poole Park Railway.

1st April 2018

Small changes, big impact; Our ongoing commitment to accessibility

In our third app update of 2018 we made some changes to the way we handle displaying information within the standard Passenger app Explore view for users who have VoiceOver turned on. It's a small change of approach, that's already had a big impact for some visually impaired users.

23rd February 2018

Open Data by default

At Passenger we use Open Data to power up our apps with information. Free access to data allows us to scale up as app user numbers increase, without a corresponding increase in data costs. Nonetheless, free-of-cost is not the only benefit of open data.

31st January 2018

Ditch the car, get off the train and try the bus! Borders Buses launch with Passenger

Starting 2018 with a bang, we are delighted that our first Passenger deployment in Scotland has been delivered in partnership with Borders Buses, operating across North Northumberland, East Lothian, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Cumbria.

31st January 2018

Checking smart card information using a mobile device

Introducing people to your mobile app via the use of smart card functionality helps get network and ticketing information into more passenger's hands. We worked with Nottingham City Council to bring a virtual Ticket Vending Machine to their multi-operator Robin Hood app, accessible from anywhere.

30th January 2018

Understanding the UK Cards Association Contactless Transit models

The subtleties between different contactless payment models can be hard to grasp. We've created an infographic to help explain these transit models.

15th January 2018

2017: Year in Review

Season's Greetings from the team at Passenger. 2017 has been an exciting year. We welcomed 10 new operating companies to the platform across iOS, Android and web apps. Take a look at our 2017 in numbers.

22nd December 2017

Raising the profile of the humble bus

Throughout 2017, Passenger deployments have enabled our customers to promote their businesses in new ways, at a time when shared mass transport is faced with a rapidly evolving future.

29th November 2017

Record four week Passenger app deployment for Cardiff Bus

Thanks to a great effort from the teams at both Passenger and Cardiff Bus, new Passenger information apps were deployed as a seamless update, in less than four weeks.

18th October 2017

Double “Supplier of the Year” shortlisting

Our approach to delivering apps with a high level of user experience design and reliability has led us to receive excellent both operator and customer feedback. We are glad to have been nominated as “Supplier of the Year” in two prestigious national and international awards.

28th September 2017

Exploring Mobility-as-a-Service with London Midland Labs rail accelerator

The team at Passenger join London Midland Labs, an accelerator programme for new technology products with a focus on the future of travel and mobility.

26th September 2017