Merseytravel has recently introduced MetroCard, a smartcard for public transport tickets.

You can load Saveaway, Railpass and some Solo tickets onto the card and it will eventually replace the Walrus card. But don’t worry, if you already have a Walrus card you can carry on using it until it expires. The two cards work in exactly the same way – they just look different.

We have also launched MetroSmart, the smart ticketing website, where you can register your MetroCard or Walrus and add a range of adult Solo tickets. You will be able to see which tickets are held on your card and when they will expire. You can also see the expiry date of the card itself, giving you time to buy a new MetroCard if necessary.

We know you’ll have lots of questions about smartcards and how to use the smart ticketing website so we’ve put some together here.

Frequently Asked Questions