Touch Smartcard

Discover a smarter way to buy tickets and travel

Touch Smartcards are an easier and faster way to buy and use your ticket. They're free, they don't wear out, and by buying your tickets online you won't need to queue at ticket machines or ticket offices to collect!

You can use a Touch Smartcard with Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Annual season tickets - and renewing is easy with no queues if you switch to smart.

Where you can use your smartcard

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Benefits of switching to smart

Faster, safer, and sturdier - see why it's worth switching to smart

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How to get your smartcard

It's simple to get your smartcard and start travelling with these 4 easy steps:

Sign up

Sign up for an account at and apply for a Smartcard

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Buy your ticket

Buy your season ticket online and select the 'ITSO' delivery option whilst purchasing.

Receive your smart card

Your smartcard will be posted to you and should arrive within 5 working days

Tap in and go!

Load your season ticket onto your Touch Smartcard by touching it on a Smartcard reader at a ticket gate or platform at your chosen station

Get Your Touch Smartcard

Order your free Smartcard today

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Auto Renewal Monthly Season Ticket

Travel For 11 Months and get the 12th Month Free

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A new Touch Smartcard product that allows you to buy 10 one-day tickets

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