South Yorks: Travel is now easier thanks to smartcard technology

Smart ticketing for public transport continues to advance in South Yorkshire, with the launch of more tickets on ‘smartcard’ and the installation of smartcard kiosks in bus interchanges.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 20th August 2014, 1:00 pm
Passengers can now use smartcards on buses
Passengers can now use smartcards on buses

TravelMaster seven and 28 day tickets, which offer unlimited travel on bus, tram and train in Rotherham, Sheffield and other South Yorkshire zones, are now available as smartcards.

Passengers will be able to buy the tickets on an electronic, credit-card sized pass instead of using the scratch cards and paper tickets currently available.

This will make travelling around the region easier.

Thirteen new smartcard kiosks installed across South Yorkshire interchanges which vend smartcards.

This will allow people to buy tickets on these smartcards, or alternatively over the counter at travel information centres.

SYPTE deputy interim director general, David Young, commented: “SYPTE is committed to making travel on public transport easier and more convenient for our customers.”

“This milestone for smart ticketing in South Yorkshire is the next step in revolutionising the way in which our passengers travel.”