Self-service MCard ticket machines now at five West Yorkshire bus stations

11 January 2018

Update 13 Sept 2023: You can now purchase MCard tickets using the MCard Mobile App, for more information or to download the app visit the MCard website

Passengers using Bradford Interchange and Castleford, Huddersfield, Leeds and Pontefract Bus Stations can now use automatic ticket machines to buy a new pink MCard smartcard, top up their existing MCard and check their MCard account balance.

People with pink MCards can use the new machines to purchase Weekly or Monthly Bus Only products or DaySavers.

Those with white Pay As You Go MCards can top them up in £5 increments, and young people with one of the range of blue Young Person's Photocards or with a green 19-25 Student card can buy weekly or monthly bus travel.

Clearly branded and located in prominent positions the MCard machines accept Credit or Debit Cardsand feature easy-to-use LCD touch screens with simple step-by-step instructions. Apple Pay and Contactless payment options will also be introduced in the future.

The machines can be used seven days a week during bus stations opening hours, meaning customers no longer need to make these transactions at our Bus Station Travel Centres.

As well as being more convenient for customers, this frees up Travel Centre staff to deal with more complicated or time consuming transactions and provide passengers with more help and support. Introducing the new machines also continues the Combined Authority's work to make the local transport network simpler and more convenient for people to use.