Jersey buses to get new smart card system

Jersey’s new bus company, which takes over the island’s public transport service at the beginning of 2013, is also introducing a new smart card ticketing service to encourage frequent users.

The company is asking the public to name the top-up card, which will be like the Oyster card in London. Guernsey, one of the other Channel Islands, has called its card after the local shellfish, the Ormer.

CT Plus, the new transport provider which also runs some of London’s buses, first engaged public involvement when it asked islander’s to decide on the logo for its buses. The design with multi-coloured sails won over the more traditional green and blue insignia with the names of the island’s parishes.

CT Plus has been awarded the £3.5 million contract for a period of seven years.