Upgraded ticket machines make it easier, quicker and cheaper to buy tickets for South Yorkshire travel


A RANGE of Stagecoach tickets for bus and Supertram will soon be available to buy at interchanges

Travel South Yorkshire customers will soon be able to buy a wider range of tickets at Interchanges from easier and quicker to use ticket machines.  All machines will be upgraded on Monday 10 February and will sell a broader range of value for money tickets to people travelling in the region, including Stagecoach tickets for bus and Supertram.

“The interchange-based ticket machines provide a convenient option to buy tickets in advance of travelling.  Customers have told us that they wanted us to make the machines simpler and quicker to use, so we’ve upgraded them to make it even easier to find the best tickets to suit their travel needs”, says Tim Taylor, Director of Customer Services for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), the organisation behind Travel South Yorkshire.

“The new system will ask customers where they want to travel to, how long they’ll need the ticket for and if they’re likely to travel by bus, tram, train, or all of them, then present them a selection of tickets that best suit their needs. It will also offer a wider range of products, including Stagecoach tickets for bus and Supertram to provide customers with more choice.” 

“This is great news for customers, as by buying tickets in advance customers can often get a better deal. Customers can also benefit from cheaper options by buying tickets online and via apps as well as from our ticket machines. As well as saving money, buying bus tickets before boarding helps to keep the bus network moving more reliably.  Reducing the time spent waiting while the driver deals with payments can improve overall punctuality.”

The upgraded ticket machines have been piloted at Barnsley Interchange since November 2019, with overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers who have used them.  The new platform is now being rolled out to Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Meadowhall, Arundel Gate and Hillsborough interchanges.

Stagecoach Bus, Supertram, First and TravelMaster 7-Day and 28-Day tickets, including children’s tickets, are available for sale. Tickets are downloaded onto a reusable smart card. Cash and card payments are accepted.

For more details, visit: https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/Ticket-Machine-Upgrade/