Corethree Builds First Mobile Ticket for Stagecoach’s Oxford Tube

  • Customers can now buy a range of mobile tickets direct from smartphone
  • Secure payment options through Apple Pay, PayPal and credit/debit card

January 2016: Corethree, the UK's largest mobile ticket provider has added Stagecoach's Oxford Tube, Europe's most frequent express coach service, to its fast growing list of transport operators who want cutting edge mobile solutions. The new mobile phone app will let customers buy tickets for travel direct from their smartphone.

The new app – called 'Oxford Tube mobile tickets' – will make travel easier by offering passengers mobile ticketing for the first time. Thanks to a raft of high profile partnerships secured by Corethree customers can pay for travel on the app using Apple Pay, PayPal or credit or debit card.

A range of Oxford Tube tickets are available through the new app including single, same day return, period return, a seven day period pass, 12-trip ticket and nightrider ticket. Once products have been purchased they are stored on the customer's phone and can be activated without access to the Internet.

Ashley Murdoch, CEO says:

"The launch of Oxford Tube Mobile Tickets is a significant step forward in making passengers lives easier and more efficient through replacing paper tickets with a mobile version. Everything we do on our mobile solutions are designed to enhance the customer experience and create new benefits. We're delighted to have had the opportunity to do this for customers of Oxford Tube. The new m-tickets will give more flexibility and security for passengers whilst providing key insights and metrics for Stagecoach."

Oxford Tube Managing Director Martin Sutton said:

"This is great news for our customers who now have a smart, secure and simple way of purchasing, storing and using there coach tickets.

"We carry millions of people a year between two of the country's most popular destinations and we continually invest in ways to improve our customer experience. Our new app, combined with our excellent customer service, affordable fares and state-of-the-art vehicles, provides even more reasons for people to get on board our greener, smarter coach services in the future."

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More information: Holly Ward, The Forge,, 07950 315411 or Olivia Gray, 07885 507521.

Notes to editors:

Stagecoach Group:

  • Stagecoach Group is an international public transport group, with extensive operations in the UK, mainland Europe, the United States and Canada. Stagecoach carries around 3 million passengers a day across its transport businesses. The Group employs around 39,000 people, and operates around 13,000 buses, coaches, trains and trams.
  • Stagecoach is one of the UK's biggest bus and coach operators with around 8,500 buses and coaches. The Group’s business includes major city bus operations in London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and Cambridge. Low-cost coach service,, operates a network of inter-city services across the UK and continental Europe.
  • Stagecoach is a major UK rail operator, running the South West Trains, Island Line and East Midlands Trains networks. It has also partnered with Virgin to run the East Coast and West Coast inter-city rail franchises.
  • Stagecoach operates the Supertram light rail network in Sheffield.
  • In North America, Stagecoach operates around 2,400 buses and coaches in the United States and Canada. links around 130 key locations in North America. Stagecoach is also involved in operating commuter, transit, contracted, charter, airport shuttle and sightseeing services.

Corethree is a fast growing mobile technology business, relentlessly evolving to solve problems and create new opportunities through mobile. It integrates disparate data points to create simple, easy to use solutions to maximise revenues and improve customer service. Core Engine is the beating heart of the business; a robust tool box that creates scalable, innovative mobile solutions.


Corethree Builds First Mobile Ticket for Stagecoach’s Oxford Tube