1 Days Arriva Bus Travel for £1.00 during "Catch The Bus Week" 3rd-9th July
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1 Days Arriva Bus Travel for £1.00 during "Catch The Bus Week" 3rd-9th July

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Found 26th Jun 2017
1 Days Arriva Bus Travel for £1 during "Catch The Bus Week" 3rd-9th July

Even if you only get on 1 bus this could be cheaper.

You can buy your Ticket Now and choose to Activate the ticket to use it any day of that week. (It isn't just for the day you buy it)

Download the m-ticket app
Search 'Arriva m-ticket' in your usual app store and download the app for free!

Find your CTBW ticket
Select your region and pop the special Arriva Catch the Bus Week Day ticket into your basket

Apply promo code 'CTBW'
Add the special 'CTBW' promo code and watch the price plummet to just £1

Pay just £1
Simply pay your £1, download your ticket and start planning your fun day out on the bus with Arriva
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Great find, thank you.
Cheaper than paying parking
Edited by: "kooks65" 26th Jun 2017
Heat added!
Banned
Nice one
I don't think this applies to London area
voted hot. Great one. Shame it doesnt apply to my area.
Hot! Thank you! Saves me loads! X
Anyone know if you can still keep the m-ticket unused for later in the year or has it got 2b used during promo dates 3rd-9th July only?
Thanks, OP. Attending a colleague's funeral (may he rest in peace) in Leicester next week, so this couldn't be better timed.
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Pateo

Anyone know if you can still keep the m-ticket unused for later in the … Anyone know if you can still keep the m-ticket unused for later in the year or has it got 2b used during promo dates 3rd-9th July only?


It needs to be used by 9th July sadly
Nice thanks
Don't bother if you have a rooted phone.
do you have to have a phone that can download the app or can you print it off n computer
cab anyone help me
its great that this is just after the expiry of the student ticket glitch thanks op!
aidanscarfe201614 m ago

do you have to have a phone that can download the app or can you print it …do you have to have a phone that can download the app or can you print it off n computer


Deffo need a Mobile smart phone, this only works with arriva mticket app!!
We are changing phones soon this is typical of Arriva loads of people have windows phones. They don't don't do research or care really. Loads of my mates are moaning. First buses have app for windows
Pateo

Anyone know if you can still keep the m-ticket unused for later in the … Anyone know if you can still keep the m-ticket unused for later in the year or has it got 2b used during promo dates 3rd-9th July only?



:-)
Do they allow bicycles on them?
Can I use this on Arriva buses in London ?
I've never used the m-ticket app before (it's got truly awful reviews after an update last January - including claims you need a net connection when showing your ticket and it takes an age to actually find the ticket in the app to show the driver), but I decided to buy the 1 quid ticket as an experiment. I don't trust these apps at all - what if your battery runs out or - as it's claimed you might need - you can't get a 3G or wi-fi signal? Apparently, it even displays your name when showing the ticket, which is a dubious breach of privacy that will encourage people to use fake names.

It asks for too much info of course (full name, postcode, mobile number, e-mail address - none of which it actually needs) and although I would normally select Merseyside as my region, I had to select a special region called "Arriva CTBW North West" instead otherwise the CTBW special ticket doesn't appear.

I've no idea why the CTBW ticket needs a promo code - isn't it a special promo ticket on its own and should have been set at the 1 quid price without needing a code? Anyway, it then clumsily jumps out of the app to a Web browser for payment (obviously to avoid Google taking a 30% cut), but at least they do support PayPal. Once I'd paid, the ticket appeared in my list, but *don't* activate it until the day you want to use it - apparently it crazily expires only 18 hours after activation (so much for any chance of picking your day in advance).

I think I might switch on my mobile data before displaying it to the driver next Monday as a precaution (in theory, I could try and use the bus wi-fi, but I'd like to be ready in advance and judging by the app complaints, users struggle to get the ticket shown in time to the driver!). I'm quite surprised Arriva haven't updated this app for 5 months now in order to fix the complaints aired in the app store (a 1.7 rating for it as I speak!).
Don't know what arriva buses are like elsewhere but you will struggle to find one running before 7am and after 7pm , not good as we are a long distance commuter area where most people need to get to/from stations outside those times . That is if they actually run , they claim every 10 minutes on some route but you can stand there for an hour sometimes .

And agree the app is dire
aidanscarfe2016

We are changing phones soon this is typical of Arriva loads of people … We are changing phones soon this is typical of Arriva loads of people have windows phones. They don't don't do research or care really. Loads of my mates are moaning. First buses have app for windows



​i had Windows phones for years and only gripe I had was lack of apps available, changed to Huawei about 6 months ago and have never looked back
And fingers crossed you don't get a technophobic bus driver who, when you show him your phone looks at you like you've just produced a Martian passport and asks you to pay cash as he's no idea what an m-ticket is.
aidanscarfe2016

We are changing phones soon this is typical of Arriva loads of people … We are changing phones soon this is typical of Arriva loads of people have windows phones. They don't don't do research or care really. Loads of my mates are moaning. First buses have app for windows


Sounds like they're having enough trouble getting their Android app to work well. Why on earth would they expend effort making a version for less than 2% of the UK market rather than concentrating their efforts on fixing the Android / IOS versions?
part of Reading bus company?....
youtube.com/wat…tGQ



Edited by: "keithpresley" 27th Jun 2017
I'll drive thanks
Hello
Regarding the m-ticket app - I've been using it for a couple of years now and it has changed a lot in that time.
Currently it is working very well IMO.
One major issue for me was that you could only pay by entering credit/debit card details - on a phone, where zoom was not allowed by the app, was extremely difficult to even see what was being entered.
But now, you can pay with Paypal or Android Pay - I bought a ticket yesterday.
You can easily pay on the go - I have managed to log on and buy a ticket within 2 minutes with data, when I got to a bus stop and forgot that my m-ticket had expired.
Only remaining issues - sometimes the app tries to download data and that will stop the ticket being displayed for some time, so either make sure that you are in flight mode at a bus stop, or activate the app in a wifi area before you intend to travel, to make sure all is up to date, or try and bring up the ticket en route to the bus stop.
And being in flight mode when about to board a bus is very sensible - some people will always answer a mobile phone call, no matter what social situation they are in - if you answer your phone whilst boarding a bus, the ticket app will ping off and I doubt that the driver will be pleased to welcome your aboard, when you can't show your ticket.
m-tickets are the cheapest way to pay for bus commuting - shame that Arriva East Midlands did away with a quarterly ticket - with a monthly ticket I'm barely saving money, but 'tis more convenient than having to have the correct BFH ready.
Hot deal
*** edit last week or so app is not behaving no nicely. It is constantly complaining when there is no internet connection. It warns that the app will soon not be usable if the app is not started with an internet connection. Then previous weekend the app refused to load. Still refused to load when I switched data on. So I had to remember the nearest location with wifi - had a nice pint, but would have to had to have bought a ticket on the bus if time had been critical.
Edited by: "snedger" 13th Jul 2017
aidanscarfe2016

We are changing phones soon this is typical of Arriva loads of people … We are changing phones soon this is typical of Arriva loads of people have windows phones. They don't don't do research or care really. Loads of my mates are moaning. First buses have app for windows


You're in the minority here, windows phone has about 2-4% market share vs say 86% for android. To put that in perspective, how often do you see an electric car on the roads? That's about 1% of UK cars.
kooks65

Cheaper than paying parking


For once (_;)
Can one be bought for each day?
Anyone know if it works only once or can this be used for day tickets for every day of next week?
thulsa18

Anyone know if it works only once or can this be used for day tickets for … Anyone know if it works only once or can this be used for day tickets for every day of next week?


i'd say yes, one use only

"...you can then choose any day between Monday 3rd and Sunday 9th July to activate your ticket..."
never used the app . but daft question..... can't you just screenshot the ticket so you don't need data to show it ?
robbie1412

never used the app . but daft question..... can't you just screenshot … never used the app . but daft question..... can't you just screenshot the ticket so you don't need data to show it ?



Good question, lol.
Doesn't work in Leeds, cheek.
iamryan15 m ago

Doesn't work in Leeds, cheek.

​Is that because it's an Arriva offer and not First Leeds or Metro ( there are arriva buses that operate to Leeds btw )
robbie1412

never used the app . but daft question..... can't you just screenshot … never used the app . but daft question..... can't you just screenshot the ticket so you don't need data to show it ?


I just activated my ticket this morning and the ticket screen has a complex background animation in a panel with swirling red blocks with alternating large text in the foreground between the time in HH:MM and the word "IBEX" (dunno if the latter changes on other days) and also an animated expiry countdown (along with the date for the day ticket). I'm guessing this is to stop you screenshotting or even video recording the ticket screen.

Slightly annoyingly, if you go from the ticket screen back to the home screen of your phone and then press the app icon to re-enter the app, it doesn't go straight to the ticket screen again. You still have to go 2 levels down the app after that to view it again.

As for using it on multiple days if it's limited to one ticket per account, all I'll say is that it doesn't seem to validate any of the account info and I'll leave it up the reader to work out what to try next...
Edited by: "rkl" 3rd Jul 2017
Great find,heat definitely added,maybe more bus companies should do something similar to encourage more to leave cars at home therefore obviously cutting down emissions,traffic problems and keeping town/city centres that bit clearer
robbie1412

Is that because it's an Arriva offer and not First Leeds or Metro ( … Is that because it's an Arriva offer and not First Leeds or Metro ( there are arriva buses that operate to Leeds btw )



Shouldn't be as Arriva run buses throughout Leeds
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