What Tickets can I put on my Smart card?

You can put a season ticket for seven days or any period between one month and a year on your smartcard.

Can I get a Child (Under 16) ticket on a Smart card?

Smartcards are currently available only for Adult weekly or period season tickets between one month and a year, except where a 16-17 Saver is used.

Can MerseyRail RailPasses be purchased on a Northern Smart card?

Yes, however Merseytravel require us to issue RailPass onto Walrus cards rather than on Northern Smart cards.

Can Greater Manchester Traincards be purchased on a Northern Smart card?

Traincard rail tickets are now available on Smart cards at ticket offices. However, should you wish to use Metrolink we still need to issue the paper version while TfGM’s validation machines await an upgrade.

Is a (Greater Manchester) season ticket more expensive on a Smart card?

We are aware of this issue as Smart GM Traincards cannot (yet) be bought at a ticket machine or online. However, ticket offices are able to issue the full selection of Smart products to customers resulting in the price being the same for Smart tickets versus paper tickets in the Greater Manchester area.