Cardiff Bus has launched its top-up card payment system for catching buses around the city, and demand has been exceeding expectation.
The bus operator has been inundated with requests, over 25,000 of them, and has nearly hit its year-end total of 30,000 cards within a few weeks.
Cardiff Bus have not provided figures for how many have been issued and activated, but the first to apply received £3 credit on their card.
A walk along the Westgate Street bus stops revealed a range of experiences about applying for the Iff card.
Ben Blakey, a 16-year-old student St David’s College, said: “I think it’s a good idea and will be very popular. I’ve applied for one so that my parents can top it up and put money on it for me. I got an email saying there was going to be a delay.”
Jade Davies, a 17-year-old student from Fairwater, said: “I saw it being advertised and thought it’s a good idea. I haven’t applied yet as I don’t know how to do it. But I am looking forward to getting one.”
Ryan Harper, an 18-year-old student from Ely, applied for his card three weeks ago.
He said: “I got an email saying my application had been accepted but nothing since then. There’s been very little communication about what’s happening.”
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