The Glasgow Underground is set to adopt an Oyster Card-style ticketing system by 2013, according to The Scotsman.
Officials say the new smart cards can be loaded with credit either online or in the subway station. To pay for fares, users simply tap their card against a reader at the turnstile and the cost of the journey is automatically deducted. The card can also be used to purchases small items such as newspapers, magazines and snacks.
Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT), the subway’s owner and operator, hopes to eventually expand the smart card system to cover Glasgow’s buses, trains and ferries, which are all run by different operators.
According to The Scotsman, SPT will soon set up a joint venture company to begin work on £775,000 system.
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