Use your National Entitlement Card on other transport modes

Your National Entitlement Card (NEC) can now be used to store tickets for travel across multiple modes of transport and multiple transport operators.

This means you can now travel on rail and subway using your NEC smartcard rather than needing a separate smartcard or ticket for each operator.

Load tickets onto your smartcard

Depending on the operator, tickets can be loaded onto your NEC smartcard at:

  • ticket offices
  • ticket vending machines
  • on board or
  • online in advance

Tickets can be paid for with cash, card or contactless. SPT Subway also allow passengers to pre-load smartcards with Pay As You Go credit (cash) and the correct fare will be deducted when tapping your smartcard at the ticket gate.

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