The easyrider Citycard
, (known formally as EasyRider and locally as RealRider), is a contactless smartcard
introduced in 2000 in Nottingham
, England, for use on Nottingham City Transport
Services. It was originally named 'BusCard'. The name EasyRider
was first used by NCT
in 1981 for a pre-paid, paper-based system that was carried and used with a photo-identity card. In September 2009 the card was relaunched as 'easyrider Citycard'; it merged easyrider and Citycard into one card. Now it offers library rental, free swimming, and discounts to easyrider holders as well.
The Easyrider card is a contactless smartcard
. Travellers wave the card past the red readers on Nottingham City Transport buses, or hand it to conductors on Trams
There are five different kinds of easyrider Citycards; easyrider Citycard Adult, easyrider Citycard Anytime Adult, easyrider Citycard Anytime under 18, easyrider Citycard Anytime under 11 and easyrider Citycard under 18. Easyrider farecard still exists as an electronic purse for services 1 and 100 (this does not include any Citycard benefits).
easyrider Citycard Adult
Green card, can be purchased in blocks from 7 days up to 1 year. Activated for all buses and trams in that period of time.
easyrider Citycard Anytime Adult
Easyrider Citycard Anytime Adult can be purchased for 3, 5, 10, 20 or 100 days. However, it is only activated on the days it is used, and is therefore useful for those who travel regularly, but not on... Read More