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  • Scotland’s travel smartcards now smarter than ever

    Scotland's travel smartcards are now smarter than ever
New initiative simplifies travel across modes and operators

An improvement programme has now completed resulting in a smarter travel experience, where one smartcard now works across multiple modes of transport and multiple transport operators.

In a joint project between public transport operators, the National Entitlement Card Programme Office, Young Scot and Transport Scotland, all 16 types of public transport smartcards can now be used between transport modes with ease.

While contactless debit card or mobile payment is used for single or return journeys on many transport modes across Scotland, currently smartcards can allow for more complicated ticketing products such as weekly or monthly passes. This improvement makes the process for people to use smart ticketing on public transport easier. It also aims to reduce the number of plastic smartcards produced for smart ticketing travel. 

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson welcomed the completion of the interoperability project whilst visiting the redeveloped Partick Interchange station

    New initiative simplifies travel across modes and operators.

  • SPT’s First Ever Student Transport Fayre


    SPT launches its first ever Student Transport Fayre for Glasgow students.

  • SPT Subway Tickets

    Subway 28

    SPT is introducing new fares and some ticket types from 2nd  April 2018.

    Single journey ticket prices will be increased by 5p and returns by 10p. A 10 week adult ticket can be purchased online for £120 and similarly a £60 ticket […]

  • Smartcard online top-up has arrived


    Subway Smartcard holders can now top up online from home, work or uni, by mobile phone, tablet or laptop, in fact wherever and whenever they find most convenient.

  • Support for SPT’s “smart ticketing” vision

    SPT’s vision for a “smart ticketing” system for public transport has been supported by campaign group Transform Scotland.

  • Smartcard plans are just the ticket

    Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has taken a major step forward in bringing next generation smart ticketing to public transport services across the region.

    Following an EU tendering process, SPT will participate in a joint venture with a market-leading smart technology firm […]

  • Smartcard journeys take a step forward

    To prepare for the introduction of a fully integrated ticketing system, Partnership members today (10 October) approved the preparation of a competitive tender for a smartcard ticketing system.

    Transport for London’s Oyster card successfully provides integrated ticketing for bus and underground […]