Notts To Introduce Travel Smartcard

Nottingham to introduce Oyster-style transport system


It’s a classic student problem: fork out £200 for a bus pass or spend your life frantically rummaging for change while a completely full 34 drives straight past your stop. Well, panicked student, worry no more – Nottingham is bringing in a smartcard travel system.

The smartcard, which will be similar to Oyster cards, is set to completely revamp student travel in and around the city centre.

HAVE YOU H34RD ABOUT THE NEW SYSTEM?

HAVE YOU H34RD ABOUT THE NEW SYSTEM?

The move means that, for the first time, students will be able to pay for trams, trains and buses with a singular card.

Users will be able to top up their cards online, at the transport company offices and also at one of the 88 kiosks which will be built around the city by the end of 2014.

Tabster card

How about a TABster card? (Btw, does anyone know any graphic designers? It’s urgent.) 

Daniel Harrington, a 21 year-old student from Dunkirk, told The Nottingham Post that the new smartcards  are “going to make such a huge difference – everyone in London has an Oyster card and it will just make everything much easier.

“It will be a must-have thing and I can only see more people using public transport because of it.”

What do you think? Will this help you? Have you ever even used the tram?! Let us know in the comments section below.