What is a Smartcard?  

It is a plastic card with a microchip embedded in it for storing tickets.

How does a Smartcard work?

The ticket on your card can be read by conductors and station staff as well as ticket vending machines and barriers.

What are the benefits of using a Smartcard?

They are convenient, last longer and will soon be easy to top-up online.

Does the Smartcard replace my existing photocard?

Whilst you do not need a photocard to accompany your season ticket, you may be asked for another form of identification to validate you smartcard.