Ting takes off at Paxfest
This weekend saw 253 passengers enjoy a free Ting shuttle service at the popular Paxfest summer fete.
Since its launch in October 2021, ting has seen over 7,800 accounts created on their app, which allows users to hail a bus directly from their smartphone and travel where they like, when they like within the service operation times and zone. The app’s clever algorithms enable multiple passengers to seamlessly share their journey with other customers making similar trips in the area. After the success of Paxfest, the service has carried 20,210 passengers, and the app rider ratings are 4.9/5.
David Boden, Business Development Director for Stagecoach East, said: “We were delighted to attend the Paxfest event last weekend, along with our ‘Ting’ team, to showcase our award-winning on-demand bus service and meet local residents who were keen to find out more about the app.
“Our new responsive bus service ’Ting’, has already transformed the way many passengers use our services, allowing customers to book on-demand tailor-made bus trips on their smartphones or via our phone line, unrestricted by timetables. The service has been very well received by passengers, particularly those located in more rural areas of West Huntingdonshire, and we are thrilled with the positive feedback received so far.
“We were also pleased to be able to provide a free Ting shuttle bus for Paxfest, between St Neots and Little Paxton, which helped 253 attendees travel to the event, taking away the stress of parking or having to fill up their cars, especially in light of the rising cost of fuel. We hope that everyone who attended the event had a great day out, and we encourage our passengers to try out the new Ting service, if they haven’t already, for more freedom when it comes to bus travel.”
Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson, said: “It’s wonderful to see so many more residents of Huntingdonshire trying out the Ting service and to experience the benefits of on-demand bus journeys. And the app rider ratings prove what an impressive and valuable service Ting is turning out to be.”
A Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority transport initiative, Ting covers the West Huntingdonshire area including key towns such as St Neots, Cambourne, Sawtry and surrounding villages. The service has been introduced to West Huntingdonshire to improve transport links for those living in rural areas, removing young people’s dependence on parents for lifts and allowing local residents to lessen their reliance on cars.