Bus company NCT has started accepting cashless payment for tickets via a smartphone app.
The Nottingham firm announced the move as part of upgrades to its existing app.
The change mean customers can buy tickets securely with Apple Pay or debit and credit cards and then show a mobile ticket to the driver when boarding.
NCT marketing manager Anthony Carver-Smith said: “We’ve listened to our customers about how we can improve the app, and we’re confident the new features – including mobile ticketing, and the features we’ve upgraded, have made it even more user-friendly.”
The app already includes live departure board information and a journey planner.
An Apple and Android watch version of the app is also being released, where customers can find stops closest to them, and look up departures from their favourite stops on their smart watches.
Existing NCT app customers will get an automatic app update on their devices, inviting them to download the upgrade.