What is a smartcard?
Smartcards are plastic cards that hold your ticket details electronically. The cards are much more hard-wearing than paper tickets and you can use them over and over again, which reduces any harm to the environment.
How do smartcards work?
A smartcard has a chip inside that can store multiple train tickets.
You can buy tickets for your smartcard on our website or mobile app and collect them on smartcard readers at stations.
If you’re an Android user and have a smartphone with NFC, you can buy tickets from our app and load them directly onto your smartcard.