Hucknall: Oyster style ‘smart-card’ set to revolutionise travel into the city

Nottingham Council House and Old Market Square
Nottingham Council House and Old Market Square

Travelling into Nottingham from Hucknall is about to be made easier and cheaper with the new pay-as-you-go Robin Hood smartcard.

Available from Robin Hood Network ticket machines from this week, the card will create a hassle-free way of getting around Nottingham on bus or tram – even when using different transport operators.

The Robin Hood smartcard will work like London’s Oyster card – customers can add money to the card to pay for bus and tram fares. Passengers will always know they are paying less than the standard daily rate- 10 percent cheaper than a day ticket when paying with cash.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Growth, Jobs and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “This is a really exciting development and further underlines our commitment to providing a world-class public transport system for Nottingham. An integrated travel card of this type has never been done before outside London and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to work with our commercial partners to make it happen. We hope that other bus companies and East Midlands Trains will be on board soon.”

A single trip on one day will be £1.70 with any operator. Unlimited day trips can be made for £3.15 from any one given operator or £4 for more than one operator. The minimum top-up on the card will be £10.