What is a Smart card?
It is a plastic card with a microchip embedded in it for storing tickets.
How does a Smart card 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 Smart card?
They are convenient, last longer and will soon be easy to top-up online, via the Northern mobile app on an Android phone or ticket machine saving you having to queue to renew.
What tickets can be loaded to a Smart card?
Currently only season tickets. This can be done at a Ticket Office, with more options rolling out very soon.
Does the Smart card 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 your Smart card.