Where can I get a Smart card?

Smart cards are now available at Ticket Offices across the north. This includes the following stations: Accrington, Adlington (Lancs), Alderley Edge, Alnmouth for Alnwick, Altrincham, Appleby, Ashton-under-Lyne, Atherton, Appleby, Ashton-under-Lyne, Atherton, Barnsley, Barrow-In-Furness, Beverley, Bingley, Birchwood, Blackburn, Bolton, Bradford Forster Square, Bradford Interchange, Bramhall, Bredbury, Bridlington, Brinnington, Broad Green, Broadbottom, Bromley Cross, Buckshaw Parkway, Burnage, Burnley Central, Burnley Manchester Road, Buxton, Chassen Road, Cheadle Hulme, Chorley, Congleton, Crossgates, Daisy Hill, Davenport, Deansgate, Dinting, Disley, Driffield, Earlestown, East Didsbury, Eccles, Eccleston Park, Edge Hill, Farnworth, Flixton, Garforth, Garswood, Gatley, Glazebrook, Glossop, Goole, Gorton, Grange-Over-Sands, Greenfield, Guide Bridge, Guiseley, Hadfield, Hag Fold, Hale, Halewood, Halifax, Handforth, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Hattersley, Hazel Grove, Heald Green, Heaton Chapel, Hebden Bridge, Hexham, Hindley, Holmes Chapel, Horsforth, Horwich Parkway, Hough Green, Huyton, Ilkley, Keighley, Knutsford, Lea Green, Leeds, Levenshulme, Leyland, Littleborough, Liverpool Lime Street, Lostock, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Victoria, Marple, Mauldeth Road, Meadowhall, Menston, Mexborough, Moorside, Morpeth, Mossley, Mossley Hill, New Mills Central, New Mills Newtown, New Pudsey, Newton For Hyde, Newton Le Willows, Northwich, Parbold, Poynton, Prescot, Rainhill, Redcar Central, Reddish North, Roby, Rochdale, Romiley, Rose Hill, Rotherham Central, Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Sandbach, Sankey for Penketh, Settle, Shipley, Skipton, St Helens Central, St Helens Junction, Sunderland, Swinton, Swinton (Greater Manchester), Thatto Heath, Thorne North, Todmorden, Ulverston, Urmston, Walkden, Warrington Central, Wavertree Technology Park, West Allerton, Whaley Bridge, Whiston, Whitby, Whitehaven, Widnes, Wigan Wallgate, Wilmslow, Woodsmoor, Workington, Worksop.

You should be offered the option to switch to a Smart card at your next renewal. You will soon also be able to request one on the Northern website.

What information will I have to provide when getting a Smart card?

Title, Forename, Surname, Address, email address, contact phone number.

Do I have to pay for a Smart card?

No, they are free-of-charge.

Can I use my railcard discount when I buy tickets to load onto my Smart card?

Not right now, as Smart cards are limited to Season Ticket purchases only.

How do I buy and load a ticket onto my Smart card?

Right now, Smart season tickets can only be loaded at ticket offices, but online renewals are on the horizon.