Get me there app launched

It seems to have been a long time coming but the get me there app has finally been launched which will enable some Manchester Metrolink tickets to be purchased by smartphone saving passengers time in queuing at tramstops. The app is available for download now and works on both Apple and Android smartphones.

The app is currently offering travelcards for one day, a weekend or seven days. The purchased travelcard is stored on the phone and when asked passengers just have to show their phone instead of a printed ticket. Tickets can be purchased using debit and credit cards as well as Apple Pay.

Cllr Andrew Fender, Chair of the TfGM Committee, said: “We want to make it easier for anyone who needs to travel in Greater Manchester, whether that be for work, pleasure, health or education and rolling out smart, easy-to-use technology is key to that. For more than 12 months now get me there has been available on Metrolink for our 500,000 concessionary travel pass holders. The new get me there mobile ticketing app will extend smarter travel options to anyone with an Android or Apple smart phone. It’s a significant step forward on a journey towards an integrated smart ticketing system for Greater Manchester which works seamlessly across all modes.”

The get me there app can be downloaded for free from the Apple and Android app stores.

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2 Responses to Get me there app launched

  1. Franklyn says:

    So it doesn’t work on Blackbery or Linux phones and also doesn’t work on a home computer before you travel?

    Well done metrostink!

    • Steve Hyde says:

      Why would you want to use it on a PC? Since the ticket resides on the device it is bought from I would imagine it would be pretty inconvenient and I certainly wouldn’t want to carry my PC with me when I travel. I have used the APP a number of times since its launch and found it very useful.

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