Bus travel has been made even more convenient thanks to our new travel app, which officially launched today.

On 1 February 2018, Plymouth Citybus launched a new free mobile app, which allows users to plan, track and follow their bus in real time and buy tickets before boarding.

The new app features powerful real time information with journeys displayed on an interactive map. Users can input their destination and find the fastest journey option including walking times and when the next bus is due to depart.

An intelligent real time bus tracking feature allows passengers to see how far away their bus is when stood at a bus stop or before embarking on their journey.

Those unfamiliar with the area or children who are unsure which stop to get off can now use the app to follow their journey while on board the bus to see which stops are next and when they will arrive at their destination.

The new app also contains an improved ticket buying functionality, so users can make boarding the bus easy and quick by purchasing tickets in advance. This also works to the advantage of the new ticketing systems installed across the Plymouth Citybus fleet in November 2017; once a ticket is purchased, their user simply scans the QR coded ticket on their phone at the reader and boards the bus.

Mark Collins, Head of Commercial & Marketing at Plymouth Citybus, said: "Following the launch of contactless across the Plymouth Citybus fleet at the end of 2017, this is another big step forward in us removing the barriers people have to travelling on buses around the city.

"Our old app was very popular and allowed users to buy and gift tickets and view news information. The new app however, completely transforms the user experience and allows our passengers to take more control of their journey in terms of planning their route and tracking their bus.

"The ability to buy your ticket before boarding also helps make the whole boarding process quicker as passengers can just scan and board without the driver needing to process anything. Together with contactless, this is helping us move towards the future of bus travel in Plymouth - fast, easy and cash-free."

The app is available to download now for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. More information is available at: www.plymouthbus.co.uk/app