Edinburgh Trams is streamlining ticket purchases with the introduction of contactless payments at their vending machines.

The ticket machines at tram stops will accept contactless debit or credit card electronic payments, so that you can buy your ticket to glide without needing to enter a PIN number.

The upgraded ticket vending machines will also accept payments using Apple Pay or Android Pay, so customers using the latest mobile technology don’t need to dig in their wallet or purse for a card or loose change.

Lea Harrison, Edinburgh Trams Managing Director, explained: “We’re introducing contactless payment in response to the changing needs of our customers.

“Our customers are telling us they want different ways of paying and they want to speed up the transaction time at our ticket vending machines.

“All customers need to do is select their ticket and touch a special pad with their card or mobile device running a suitable app for a quicker, smoother purchase.

“This type of payment method has become increasingly popular in coffee shops, restaurants and retail outlets, so we’re sure it’ll prove a hit!”

Around half of the ticket machines at tram stops are now accepting contactless payments for fares over the £3 minimum spend. The rest of the system is expected to be upgraded by the end of January.



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