What is a Smart card?
Good question. It’s a plastic, contactless card with a microchip embedded inside it that stores your Season Tickets. The Smart card technology is an upgrade to paper tickets. It gives you a quicker, easier and hassle-free way to buy and renew your Season Ticket when it suits you - whether that's online, at a Northern ticket machine or at a Northern booking office. You can also travel through the station far quicker as you ‘tap and go’ instead of feeding your ticket through the gate.