Manchester Metrolink Contactless Payment
Manchester Metrolink now uses contactless payment technology.
22:09 28 July 2019
Contactless payment technology has been introduced by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to its tram network. Travellers on Manchester’s trams can now use bank contactless bankcards to tap when they get on and off the network.
A study released by Visa found that 69per cent of UK adults now use contactless payments for their every day spend. UK Finance added that 6.3billion payments were made in the UK using the “tap and go” feature of debit cards in 2018.
Stephen Rhodes, customer director at Transport for Greater Manchester, said: “People now expect to pay as swiftly and seamlessly for travel as they do for any other purchase, so bringing contactless to Metrolink is a huge step forward for the city, and a boost to customer experience on the UK’s largest tram network.”
Steven Orelowitz, head of Transit at Visa Europe, added: “London’s contactless system set the gold standard being adopted around the world, and we are thrilled to have partnered with Transport for Greater Manchester to launch contactless on Metrolink trams,”