01 October 2021

From Monday 27th September, contactless payment will be available on all of our lime green validators across the network meaning that anyone wishing to purchase an adult single or day ticket can do so by tapping their debit/credit card or mobile device with apple or Google pay at the start of their journey.

An upgrade in technology now means that our staff out on the network have the ability to scan debit/credit cards to check that a ticket purchase has been made, should we request to see your ticket.

Customers wishing to use contactless when travelling by tram should tap on their payment cards or mobile devices against the lime green validators at the end of the platform before boarding the tram.

You’ll hear a beep and a green tick will show on the screen to indicate a payment for a single journey has been made. You don’t need to tap off once you have completed your journey, simply tap on before boarding each time you use the tram and you will only be charged a maximum of our adult daily fares.

This is NETs first step as part of the Nottingham Contactless scheme and it is hoped by the end of the year that customers will be able to use their debit/credit cards to make multiple journeys across Trams and buses in the city.

For more detailed information, including creating an account, please visit https://nottinghamcontactless.co.uk/

Frequently asked questions

What is Nottingham Contactless?

This is a partnership between Nottingham City Council, NET trams, Nottingham City Transport and CT4N (who run the Linkbus/ Medilink network) to make paying for bus and tram trips even easier by using contactless.

How does it work?

Simply tap your credit/debit card or mobile device with apple or Google pay at the lime green validator at the end of the platform and wait for the beep and green tick. You will then be charged for a single adult journey. If you are doing more than one journey, please tap on before boarding each time and you will be charged for an all-day Adult Journey. Travel as much as you like for the adult day price.

What tickets can I buy?

We currently only offer adult single and day tickets at the standard price. Our latest ticket prices can be found here: https://www.thetram.net/tickets.aspx

Can I buy the ‘short hop’ ticket for small journeys?

No. We currently only offer adult single and day tickets at the standard price. Our latest ticket prices can be found here: https://www.thetram.net/tickets.aspx

What contactless cards/devices are accepted?

All credit, debit and pre-paid cards which have the contactless symbol shown on the front of the card are accepted.

We also accept mobile devices that are enabled for Apple Pay and Google Pay. American Express, Diners and JCB cards are not accepted.

How do NET staff know that I have purchased a ticket?

Our customer experience agents are always out on the network and are well equipped with the latest technology that can check a payment has been made by scanning your contactless card or mobile device.

Do I need to ‘tap off’ at the end of my journey?

No. There is no need to tap off when you leave the tram. If you do then you will be charged for another journey.

How can I see my payments or journeys made?

You can create an account on the Nottingham Contactless website where you will be able to view your journey history and transactions for the last 60 days.

How will “Nottingham Contactless” transactions show up on my statement/account?

All transactions will show as a single transaction per day, regardless of how many trips you have made, and will appear as ‘Nottingham Contactless’ on bank statements, banking apps and on Google Pay and Apple Pay. Some transactions will show straight away but it may take a couple of days for others to show.

Who do I contact if I have a query about payment?

If you paid using a card, you can view your journey history on the Nottingham Contactless website. If you paid using a mobile device and want to see your transaction details, check your Apple or Google account the day after your journey. If you have paid using a card, please register your query through Nottingham Contactless by searching for your journey and the selecting the "Query this Journey" option shown.

For other queries about Nottingham Contactless, please email nottinghamcontactless@nctx.co.uk