Prepay card trialled on Mersey transport

Commuters will soon be able to use public transport on Merseyside without needing to carry cash.

Merseytravel are launching a pilot of a smart card scheme in the next two weeks.

It resembles the Oyster Card in London where you just tap your pre-paid card on a special point which will log where you start and finish your journey, charging you the right amount.

Chief Executive at Merseytravel Neil Scales said:

"There will be pilots on the ferries and eight rail stations have already got the gates on and some smaller bus companies will use it too.

"We will gradually expand it after starting small and making sure we take out any bugs first."