Metrolink passengers are set to have an even easier ride when paying for their travel from today following the introduction of a range of new Metrolink tickets on the get me there mobile ticketing app.
Passengers can already buy a 7-day travelcard, or network-wide day or weekend passes and the app has already been downloaded more than 12,500 times, with more than 60 per cent of passengers being repeat customers.
The new Metrolink tickets being introduced on the get me there app include single and return stop-to-stop tickets, along with a 28-day stop-to-stop travelcard – with no photo ID required – providing customers with a flexible digital travel option covering 99 per cent of all ticket sales.
Customers can download the free get me there app for Metrolink from the Apple app or Google Play stores, enabling them to pay for their tram travel anywhere and anytime before boarding – with no need to queue at a ticket machine.
Any ticket or travelcard purchased using the app is stored on the customer’s phone and simply shown to Metrolink staff on request, just like a printed ticket.
In addition, bus passengers also received a boost this week and are now able to top up their get me there bus travelcards at more than 1,000 PayPoint outlets – making travel easier and more convenient.
Since the smart ticketing scheme was launched on buses in November 2015, more than 12,000 get me there smart cards have been issued and nine out of ten Greater Manchester buses are now smart-equipped and able to accept smart cards as part of the scheme.