COVID-19: Translink announces more contactless ticket options

  • Translink has introduced an extended range of new ‘mLink' app ticket options as part of its drive towards contactless ticketing, particularly considering the coronavirus crisis.

    Single journey tickets are now available to purchase via Translink’s 'mLink' free mobile ticketing app on NI Railways, Metro, Glider, Goldline and P&R services for Adult, Child, yLink and 24+ customers.

    This latest development adds to the existing range of mLink mobile tickets such as weekly, monthly or day travel options.

    The local public transport company said its mLink tickets for key Ulsterbus services from commuter towns will be available in coming weeks.

    Passengers are also reminded to consider using Smartcards like Smartlink, dayLink and iLink which can be topped-up and used multiple times.

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    The existing ‘no change policy’ remains in place, which Translink introduced at the beginning of April.

    Passengers must hand over the correct fare as the driver or conductor will not have any way to provide change, in Translink’s bid to "protect customers and staff through the reduction of cash handling".

    Extra funds that have been handed over because of passengers not having the exact fare will be donated to charity with a 50:50 split between NHS Charities Together and Cancer Focus NI, Translink announced.

    Chris Conway, the business’ chief executive said: “More people want contactless payment options so we are meeting this demand and taking every step possible to keep everyone safe whilst using public transport.

    “We’d like to thank the public for continuing to support us by only making essential journeys at this time and remind everyone to continue to follow the Public Health Agency advice to wash your hands regularly and maintain social distancing.”

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