Over 6,000 Subway passengers have taken up Smartcards after only a few weeks of its introduction and the new system is proving a hit with passengers.
SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan said:
“The new Subway Smartcard is a key aspect of SPT’s progressing modernisation plans, and although it has only been available since late October 2013, it is very encouraging that so many passengers are already using the new technology.”
“I’d like to thank those who have taken the time to tweet, email or pop in to Subway stations to tell us how much they like using the new system and how convenient the card is.
“I would urge anyone who has not yet registered for their own Smartcard to go online, it only takes a few minutes and the benefits are worth it, you could even save money.”
The reusable, paperless Smartcard enables passengers to move through the Subway system with greater ease, avoid queues and take advantage of the best prices available.
Love using the new @glasgowsubway Smartcard – it’s the way forward!”
Over the next few months SPT is planning to introduce online top up and balance checks as well as linking Subway parking to Smartcard use, making it a one card Park and Ride ‘tap and go’ Subway system.
If you would like to find out what all the fuss is about, you can register for your free Smartcard.
A selection of customer comments is below.
Rhi McCrorie posted online to say: “It’s free, you can top-up at your convenience and the most you can be charged in any one day is £2.70, regardless of how many journeys you make.”
Many followers of the ever-popular @glasgowsubway twitter account have also praised the new ticketing system, with some very creative use of the 140 character limit.
@Shazzajam said she is “Loving the new Smartcard system!” and @arob87 said “Love using the new @glasgowsubway Smartcard – it’s the way forward!”
Siobhan Fraser emailed us to say: “This is a great improvement for public transport users in Glasgow. I have registered for my own Smartcard, which was a very slick, easy to use process, too.”