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You’ll soon be able to travel by tram with contactless cards and devices using the smart readers

Travel all day and we’ll work out the total fares for your day’s journeys for you, making it even easier to get around on Metrolink. You will be charged the adult single and 1-day travelcard prices.

You’ll never pay more than the daily cap

The stops where you touch-in and touch-out will show us the zone(s) you have travelled through. From £1.40 for a short hop up to £7 for a 1-day anytime travelcard (or £4.80 off-peak) for all zones, as long as you remember to touch-in and touch-out at the start and end of each journey, you won’t pay any more!

The choice is yours

All the current ways to pay will still be available and may offer better value if you qualify for a discount or if you buy 7-day, 28-day or annual tickets.


Things you’ll need to remember

Touch-in to begin. Touch-out at the end.

Use the smart readers on stops to touch-in before boarding the tram and touch-out at your destination. You don’t need to touch-out and touch-in again if you’re just changing trams as part of a single journey between two Metrolink stops.

If you forget to touch-in before your journey, you could be charged the contactless standard fare of £30. If you forget to touch-out, you will be charged the incomplete journey fare of £4.60 – so it’s worth remembering every time.

Avoid card clash.

To make sure your payment comes off the card you want, move it away from your other cards when using a smart reader.

Card to card. Phone to phone. Watch to watch.

You must touch-in and touch-out with the same card or device for all your day’s journeys.

You will need to use a different card or device for each person travelling. Using a ticket machine may be a better option, if paying for a family or group.


More details available soon.