Keighly trial is ready to start

Keighley’s 662 shuttle service is about to step into the future of ticketing with the introduction of Becotix’s bluetooth based touchless ticketing system. After a year’s development and testing this new app based system will allow passengers to travel without the need to worry about what kind of ticket to buy. Passengers simply load funds into their account on the system and then travel. The system automatically calculates the best value ticket from »

Venturefest 2016

Over a 1000 people attended Venturefest York and at times it felt like they were all at our stand. It was a very successful day and the Becotix stand generated a lot of interest as everyone has their own public transport problem and could see we could solve most of them. Whether it was not having the right change, difficulties explaining where you wanted to go, having to standing at the station queueing for the tickets »

Keighley Trial Update

Keighley trial update The last week saw a big step forward in our progress towards the 662Pay trial in Keighley in January. We have configured and deployed all the beacons to the bus stops and buses. At nearly 200 beacons this makes it one of the largest deployments of beacons in the UK to date. We now have 29 buses and 102 bus stops beaconised. It is exciting that you can travel the whole 662 route »

Becotix at Smartex TCF 2016

A last minute change due to Rob becoming the proud father of twins (congratulations, Rob!) meant that Andy Nash stood in at the September Transport Card Forum. Becotix were one of the key innovation speakers at this leading UK forum for ticketing and ticketing innovation. The event was attended by a wide mix of interested parties including UK Authorities, transport operators and ticketing suppliers. With TCF this year being a Leeds based event, the first day »

Scottish Smartcard users deserve better

A news item in the Fife Courier bemoans a new smartcard service. The Scottish rail smart card users have been left counting the cost of moving from a paper-based season ticket to a new smart card. It appears that the new card does not allow the same area of travel as before and typically only a few extra journeys a week could cost £700 a year. Sadly this is type of problem is not uncommon as »