Traffic and travel: Hundreds of outlets to top-up smart travel cards

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more than 700 stores across West Yorkshire are now giving passengers on the rail and bus network the chance to top-up their travel smartcards.

The news comes as Post Offices across the county no longer sell Metro products.

The electronic smart travel cards were launched last year to help mark travel easier across West Yorkshire.

The card is a joint venture between bus and rail operators and Metro, who, along with the Department for Transport, have given £13m of funding to the scheme.

Many of the 700 Payzone outlets are open from early morning until late at night, seven days a week, to issue and top-up pink, weekly and monthly MCard smartcards.

The smartcards can be used at the barriers at Leeds Rail Station and Bradford Interchange.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is currently working with train operators to implement the smartcard system across the county’s rail network.

More than 16,000 pink MCards have been issued since they were launched in April last year.

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