Public transport in Nottingham is soon to be catapulted into the 21st century with a new payment scheme. It will allow commuters to charge money to one card and use it on all public transport across the city.
It is hoped the new scheme will make travel for Nottingham easier, quicker and more sustainable.
Nottingham is the first city outside of London to try this and it is hoped, by making travel across the city easier, quicker and more sustainable, more people will be encouraged to use public transport.
‘IT WILL MAKE NOTTINGHAM MORE SUSTAINABLE.’
David Thornihill, nOTTINGHAMSHIRE FOR BETTER TRANSPORT
The card, which has been developed over the past few years, can be used on all buses and trams throughout the city, and will help connect people in more rural areas such as Beeston, Clifton and West Bridgford.
Commuters will simply use the card instead of buying a new ticket each time. These travel cards will be available to buy and top-up at 90 machines and 140 shops around the city, when the new technology is launched next month.
The new system will start operating on the 14th December just in time for Christmas when it is hoped shoppers will find using this new system much easier during the busy period.
Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood in Nottingham, said:”We must encourage people further North to use the system an dnot just the people in the city centre.”
He hopes that this new card system will encourage people to use all different kinds of transport.