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Scotland's McGill's launch ITSO GoSmart

 Scotland’s largest independent bus company, McGill’s has launched its GoSmart card; the company’s first-ever network-wide commercial ITSO smart ticketing product. The GoSmart card offers a flexible and convenient way for customers to choose and pay for their McGill’s tickets and is the newest ticketing initiative from the company.

The GoSmart card is available free to all customers who register via the company’s website (www.mcgillsbuses.co.uk). Once the GoSmart card is dispatched, customers can then log-on to their account to choose and pay for any of the company’s GoZone tickets.

Colin Napier, McGill’s Head of Operations & Commercial said “McGill’s GoSmart card is a flexible and convenient way for customers to travel with us. Customers can create their own GoSmart account and purchase tickets whenever it suits them. Next time a customer travels with us, they simply tap their GoSmart card on the ticket machine and the product bought online, is added to their card.”

“Choosing to GoSmart means less time spent at bus stops, no need to carry money, or to hang on to a paper ticket. It’ll speed up journey times – which is great news for all of our customers. For those customers who prefer not to pay on the bus, the GoSmart card is an excellent alternative to our very popular mobile ticketing”.

Future planned developments for McGill’s GoSmart card include an E-purse and top-up feature (for example, credit £10 on your GoSmart card and use to pay for tickets) and the ability to add tickets for other transport modes, e.g. train or ferry journeys.

McGill’s currently operate 400 buses across 110 routes. It has depots in Greenock, Barrhead, Coatbridge, Inchinnan and Johnstone.

The GoSmart ITSO smartcard is part of the Saltirecard, the ITSO brand of Transport Scotland.