Oyster Card-style technology set for Norfolk buses
The Government announced Norfolk will be the first place in England outside of London to use smart card technology on its buses.
Transport minister Norman Baker announced today that £2.5million will be spent to see some 700 vehicles in Norfolk - run by more than 40 operators - fitted with equipment to make the Oyster Card-esque upgrade possible.
Under the new system, passengers would own a card which they could top up with credit.
They would then swipe it against a reader when getting on a bus.
The pilot scheme will last three years, with Norwich Park and Ride one of the first services to use the cards in early summer, followed by other services in Norfolk by the end of 2014.
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