Tap your phone and travel along, because I'm Appy!

near Wallasey, Merseyside, UK
A new survey has shown that 91 per cent of bus users have said they would be more inclined to use the bus if they knew exactly when their service would turn up and could plan their journey accordingly.

Arriva Bus App - The perfect companion for bus users who want to regain control of their journey planning.

The research, which was recently undertaken by Arriva buses to support the launch of its new mobile app, also highlighted exactly what bus users would do with the extra time they would gain if they were able to plan more effectively, with the most popular activities being ‘hit the snooze button one more time’ (29 per cent), and ‘buy a magazine or newspaper on route to the bus stop’ (24 per cent).

MyTicket is just the ticket this Summer

near Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
With young people listing the cost of transport as their number one concern according to the Campaign for Better Transport 2013, it was inevitable that something had to be done about the cost of rising bus fares, with Merseytravel and the bus operators of Merseyside coming up with a great solution that is getting young people out and about without breaking the bank.

MyTicket is available to buy on bus and is valid on participating operators' services in Merseyside.
Photograph courtesy of Merseytravel.

Merseytravel's £2 MyTicket was first launched in May for young people aged 5 to 15, it offers all day travel across the Merseyside bus network and is seen as an affordable option for young people who want to explore the city region or meet up with friends during the school holidays.

Merseytravel already offered young people the young person's Saveaway offered from as little as £2.50 in their ticketing grange, but it was prompted to introduce My Ticket after an online petition was set up, primarily to ask Merseytravel and the bus operators of Merseyside to lower the price for young person’s travel.

Arriva makes Giant strides to support community

near Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Arriva was the Official Bus Partner for the Royal de Luxe Giants, a poignant and spectacular event which forms part of the country’s World War I centenary commemorations. Liverpool was the stage for this giant piece of street theatre and for the Little Girl Giant, her canine companion Xolo and the Giant Grandmother who travelled throughout the city bringing the story of Liverpool’s heroic past to life.

The Little Girl Giant rested her not so little legs and travelled in style atop the Royal de Luxe Arriva branded bus.

The bus is obviously the best way to travel around Liverpool, the Little Girl Giant rested her not so little legs and travelled in style atop an Arriva branded bus at certain times on her journey around the city. The company also offered a discounted family ticket throughout the five days of the event to encourage customers to travel into Liverpool by bus.

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