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#11
Surprised they're pushing ahead, given that they're still having major reliability problems with the ticket machines at stations, and also the validators.
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#12
More services rolled out as part of POP PAYG trial.

http://www.nexus.org.uk/pop/payg/buses?g...HPU4%2bLnR
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#13
POP payg officially launched.

http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/pop-pa...y-launched

There is still a big gap though, due to the gap in bus provision.

There have been features in the media tonight, with Tyne Tees and BBC both featuring.
TWPTUG featured, with a representative citing the lack of bus provision and their lack of discount to POP payg users as an issue.
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#14
http://m.stagecoach.com/media/news-relea...01-07.aspx

Stagecoach have just issued this press release relating to smart ticketing.
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#15
(07/01/2016, 12:39)Andreos1 Wrote: http://m.stagecoach.com/media/news-relea...01-07.aspx

Stagecoach have just issued this press release relating to smart ticketing.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/...e-10697900

The Chronicle are running with the same story.
Curious to know the inside story behind Stagecoach (at all) and GNE (apart from the few limited services) not taking up POP mind.
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#16
http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/pop-pa...um=twitter

The number of PAYG POP Card holder passes 2000 mark, following launch late last year.
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#17
(18/01/2016, 18:26)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/pop-pa...um=twitter

The number of PAYG POP Card holder passes 2000 mark, following launch late last year.

Which I think it not that many based on the numbers who use the metro on a daily basis.
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#18
(18/01/2016, 18:26)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/pop-pa...um=twitter

The number of PAYG POP Card holder passes 2000 mark, following launch late last year.
(18/01/2016, 18:50)citaro5284 Wrote: Which I think it not that many based on the numbers who use the metro on a daily basis.

Metro claimed that passenger numbers were up to 39,000,000, just a month before the 'Pop Pay as you Go' launch in November 2015. So without having knowledge of how many individual users that is, we'll assume that each user has made an average of 4 journeys.... that's still less than 0.02% of passengers actually using the 'Pay as you Go' technology. Which is shocking in my opinion, considering the amount of marketing they appear to have put in for it.

http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/metro-...39-million

Using the same assumption, and in absence of proper stats, it'd take over 150 years for 10% of the system's users to be using the card...
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#19
(18/01/2016, 18:50)citaro5284 Wrote: Which I think it not that many based on the numbers who use the metro on a daily basis.

(18/01/2016, 19:04)Adrian Wrote: Metro claimed that passenger numbers were up to 39,000,000, just a month before the 'Pop Pay as you Go' launch in November 2015. So without having knowledge of how many individual users that is, we'll assume that each user has made an average of 4 journeys.... that's still less than 0.02% of passengers actually using the 'Pay as you Go' technology. Which is shocking in my opinion, considering the amount of marketing they appear to have put in for it.

http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/metro-...39-million

Using the same assumption, and in absence of proper stats, it'd take over 150 years for 10% of the system's users to be using the card...

I wouldn't say it is that bad.
1000 people per month taking up the option, on a system that already accepts annual POP cards or Network Travel tickets which have been pre-paid.
Without knowing the percentage of passengers using just those two methods, I think the 0.02% line may be a little off the mark.

I do believe the roll-out has been hindered by bus operators not taking part in the scheme.

It would be interesting to compare like for like and see how what the take-up was for other smartcards was, two months after roll-out.
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(18/01/2016, 23:08)Andreos1 Wrote: I wouldn't say it is that bad.
1000 people per month taking up the option, on a system that already accepts annual POP cards or Network Travel tickets which have been pre-paid.
Without knowing the percentage of passengers using just those two methods, I think the 0.02% line may be a little off the mark.

I do believe the roll-out has been hindered by bus operators not taking part in the scheme.

It would be interesting to compare like for like and see how what the take-up was for other smartcards was, two months after roll-out.

It's difficult when you have no data on unique passenger numbers, but if you compare the timescale to that of Oyster. Public rollout in Q1 or 2004, and buses are no longer accepting cash fares come Q3 2014. 

It'll be interesting to see how fast North East SmartZone is rolled out (including P&G fares), compared to the NECA scheme.
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