Bus and tram smart tickets

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BUS and tram passengers are being offered smart cards to avoid the need to carry cash for their fares.

Stagecoach has launched the ticketing scheme in Sheffield after it was trialled in Barnsley, the Dearne Valley and Chesterfield.

StagecoachSmart cards can be used to buy weekly or four-weekly tickets.

Paul Lynch, Stagecoach Yorkshire managing director, said: “We know we have a responsibility to our customers to continue introducing new technology and ideas to improve their travel experience.

“We believe the StagecoachSmart will encourage more people to try our greener, smarter bus services.”

StagecoachSmart cardholders can also sign up to a new M ticket paid for by direct debit, eliminating the need to be renewed manually.