East Midlands Trains has now completed the installation of smartcard readers at 26 stations across its network*.
From now on, customers who phone the Customer Service Centre on 0845 810 1010 to purchase or renew a monthly or annual East Midlands Trains season ticket will be offered the chance to receive their ticket on a StagecoachSmart travel card instead of a paper ticket, provided they are travelling on the following routes:
Sheffield – London St Pancras
Nottingham – London St Pancras
Nottingham – Mansfield Woodhouse
For Belper and Duffield customers, this includes travel to Derby, Long Eaton, Beeston and Nottingham on both EMT and Cross Country services.
To use the smartcard, when arriving or leaving a station, passengers simply hold their card over the ITSO smartcard reader on the ticket gates or platform validators to verify their journey.
Read the full press release.
*The following stations on the East Midlands Trains network have been fitted with smartcard readers – Alfreton; Barrow Upon Soar; Beeston; Belper; Bulwell; Chesterfield; Corby; Derby; Duffield; East Midlands Parkway; Hucknall; Kettering; Kirby in Ashfield; Leicester; London St Pancras; Long Eaton; Loughborough; Mansfield; Mansfield Woodhouse; Wellingborough; Market Harborough; Nottingham; Sheffield; Sileby; Sutton Parkway; Syston