Locals and regular users of the floating bridge can save money and time by purchasing one of our ‘Saver Cards’.
The cards operate in a similar way to the London transport ‘Oyster Cards’. Cash credit is stored in your central ‘online account’ and this credit is then deducted from the cards registered to your account at a discounted rate each time they travel.
The card will give users a saving of 30%. To start with, this will only be for foot passenger and cyclists, but vehicles will be able to use the cards once the new floating bridge goes into service in early 2017.
How can I get a card?
1: Get a card
You need to purchase a physical card from the floating bridge ticket office for £2. This is located adjacent to the slipway in Medina Road, PO31 7BX. You can purchase as many cards as you need.
2: Go online
Next you need to create an ‘online account’. Create your online account here.
3: Register your card/s
Now you have your online account set up you need to ‘register’ your Saver Card or cards to that account. You can register as many cards to your account as you want. The card/s registered to your account will then deduct credit at the discounted rate from your ‘central online account’ each time it or they are used to travel.
4: 'Top Up' with credit
You need at least one card registered to your online account before you can buy or ‘top up’ with credit. You can do this online with a credit or debit card.
Now you can use the card/s registered to your account to travel on the floating bridge. Because you have registered your card/s to an online account the credit deducted from the card will be taken at the discounted rate (35p instead of 50p for a pedestrian single).
Note: You can now also buy credit from the fixed ticket machines at the top of both slipways. The machines will issue a voucher, take this on the ferry and the crew will scan it and then add the credit to your card. This credit will sit on the card you add it to, and NOT be added to your central online account.
Have a question about the new Saver Card?
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