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1Greencard smart ticketing

Metro and Tassielink bus services use the cashless Greencard ticketing system. With Greencard you can load the card with credit and enjoy a 20% discount off regular fares and capped urban fares. When you board a Metro or Tassielink bus, the cost of the trip is deducted from your balance. When your travel credit is getting low, you simply top it up with new credit and use it over and over again.

It’s so easy to use, simply tap your Greencard on the driver’s ticket machine when you board your Metro or Tassielink bus.

To find out more or to sign up visit Metro’s Greencard information page.

2Transportme ticketing

A Transportme card means you don’t need to carry cash to catch the bus and it fits neatly in your purse, wallet or phone cover.

Using a Transportme card will also mean you save 20% on normal fares.

You can use the Transportme app to recharge your card and access real time bus tracking to see where your bus is.

To apply for a card select your operator from the list below.

3North west region ticketing changes introduced in April 2020

What were the changes?

From the 19 April 2020 Merseylink started operating on the Transportme ticketing system.

This change impacts current Merseylink passengers, including students. The same applies for current Hospital Link passengers – as Merseylink is now operating the service and these passengers are encouraged to have a Transportme card to pay for travel.

How will this effect current Merseylink passengers who have a smart card?

Smart cards will still work on Merseylink services so there is no need to get a new card.

Concession holders will need to present a valid concession card to the driver so that their card can be programmed to charge a concession fare for all future travel. Passengers are able to do this now, but they won’t need to start using their card again until the cashless bus fares and fare amnesty ends.

For information on concessions and to view concession eligibility visit the concessions page.

What do current Hospital Link passengers need to do to get ready to catch the service now that it is operated by Merseylink?

From 19 April 2020 Merseylink started operating the Hospital Link service instead of Metro.

The best payment option for all Merseylink passengers is to apply for a Transportme card.

The Department of State Growth are currently exploring options to allow passengers to participate in a trial that will allow passengers to continue to use their Greencard. More information on this process will become available on this page.

4George Town, north east and east coast services

The following northern region operators moved to the Transportme smartcard ticketing system on 19 January 2020.

To apply for a Transportme cashless smartcard for your northern region bus service operator use the links below:

5North Riverside (West Tamar Highway corridor)

The affected services are those travelling along the length of the West Tamar Highway (routes 780, 781, 782) operated by Manions’ Coaches. Passengers using these services needed to start using the Transportme smartcard ticketing system instead of the Greencard ticketing system.

Passengers can visit the Manions’ Coaches website to apply for a Transportme card.

Information for current Greencard users in North Riverside (West Tamar Highway corridor)

Passengers on the Riverside corridor who need to regularly transfer onto Metro services once they reach Launceston can apply to be part of a trial to use their Metro Greencard on Manions’ Coaches services. Visit the Common Ticketing Trail page to find out more information about the trial.

6Metro Launceston urban network and Cressy, Longford, Evandale and Perth services

These services provided by Metro and Tassielink continue to use the existing Greencard smartcard system.

Passengers travelling on George Town services getting on through the Mowbray corridor need to use a transportme card. Use of Greencard on George Town services will not be available.

7New Norfolk services

O’Driscoll Coaches services operate on the Transportme ticketing system. Visit O’Driscolls Coaches website to find out more and apply for a Transportme card.

8Common ticketing trial

As part of the on-going review of bus services, it has been identified that some of the proposed network changes require adjustments to how transfers and tickets are managed, so passengers are able to travel with different operators.

More information on the common ticketing trial

9Join our ticketing mailing list

If you want to be kept up to date on ticketing changes, you can join our ticketing mailing list.