The Key to simpler bus travel

By MartinNeville

Monday, April 7, 2014

 

The Key to simpler bus travel

MP Andrew Turner, left, getting his Southern Vectis smart card from managing director Andrew Wickham. Picture by PETER BOAM

BUS passengers will find it easier than ever to travel across the Isle of Wight — thanks to new technology unveiled by Southern Vectis.

Andrew Turner MP was among the first to use the firm’s new smartcard facility, which allows passengers to register for instant access to the popular electronic ticket.

Managing director Andrew Wickham said: "Previously, anyone wishing to register for The Key had to do so online and then wait 48 hours for initial delivery.

"The new facility in our travel shop at Newport Bus Station allows people to walk in and get their card straight away."

The Key enables holders to board any Southern Vectis service and passengers can top up online or in the travel shop.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

8th April 2014, at 08:30:46

Well, poor old Andrew has to get around the Island somehow to serve his electorate and even though he is sixty he does'nt qualify for his Bus pass yet.

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by Scott Angles

7th April 2014, at 23:04:16

Have to agree with John. Great technology, if it could acknowledge an NUS...

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by Den Young

7th April 2014, at 20:37:59

probably another freebe link for travel for our wonderful MP.

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by TED PARKER

7th April 2014, at 18:44:35

I hope the widows of Winford are proud of themselves.

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by Mike Crowe

7th April 2014, at 17:30:20

County Press. Can we please have a photo call of these subscriber's 'dress sense'?

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by John Chaundy

7th April 2014, at 17:30:13

You still can't use this system if you use an NUS card. It would be good to be able to use an NUS card with this system

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by Susannah Thornton

7th April 2014, at 16:54:28

Colour co-ordination not his strongest point it would seem. Ministerial Pink perhaps?

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

7th April 2014, at 15:44:23

Is that Greg Wallace from Masterchef with him ?

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by Trevor Hearne

7th April 2014, at 15:29:31

Nice outfit Andy.. :)

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