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Here at MCard we want to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news about smart travel.

New MCard prices 2024

14 February 2024

Prices for both bus-only and bus & rail MCard tickets will change on Sunday …

Half term adventures made easy with MCard

07 February 2024

There are plenty of ways to keep the family entertained without breaking the ban…

Bradford Interchange Currently Closed

29 January 2024

West Yorkshire Combined Authority have taken the precautionary measure to close …

MCard Removal from Payzone Outlets

15 January 2024

From 1 January 2024 Payzone retail outlets will no longer sell MCard tickets.

Th…

October Half Term Activities and Spooktacular Halloween events

15 January 2024

Are you looking for days out to keep the kids entertained this October half term…

10 of the Best West Yorkshire Walks to try this Autumn 🍁

15 January 2024

West Yorkshire is a region of stunning natural beauty, offering a diverse range …

MCard and Opera North Collaboration

25 September 2023

New Opera DaySaver bus ticket to support Opera North’s Green Season

Opera lovers…

Explore West Yorkshire this Summer with MCard

02 August 2023

We’ve kicked off the summer holidays by putting together a host of FREE or low-c…

First Leeds buses – Industrial action by Unite members from 18 June 2023

12 June 2023

** UPDATE - Industrial Action has been suspended. Normal services will resume fr…

Keep West Yorkshire moving, secure a career in the bus industry.

11 May 2023

A career that takes you places

West Yorkshire’s bus industry offers many opportu…

Why MCard is your best friend this Spring

21 March 2023

As the days get longer, the weather warmer and the flowers bloom, there’s no bet…

Effortlessly explore West Yorkshire this Easter with MCard

21 March 2023

If you’re wondering how to keep the kids entertained this Easter without spendin…

October Half Term Activities

21 October 2022

If you’re wondering about how you are going to keep the kids entertained this ha…

MCard's statement on the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen

08 September 2022

It is with deep sadness that we pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen.

The Queen …

Price Drop for Bus Tickets in West Yorkshire

01 September 2022

Amazing news! Bus operators are dropping ticket prices across West Yorkshire. Fr…

Top 10 places in West Yorkshire to explore with kids this summer!

01 August 2022

We all need that bit of inspiration this summer, to keep the kids occupied and t…

Young people enjoy action packed summer with free MCard bus ticket

20 June 2022

Hundreds of free bus tickets to help kids take part in this summer’s National Ci…

New ticket prices 2022

16 February 2022

Rail ticket prices across the UK will increase on Tuesday 1 March 2022 in accord…

It's a fare deal for everyone to discover West Yorkshire by bus

14 October 2021

Any bus, anytime, anywhere DaySaver ticket is now the same low price – no matter…

Update from MCard following updated COVID-19 guidelines

17 August 2021

17 August 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 19 July tha…

West Yorkshire MCard's FREE travel pledge helps young people enjoy action packed summer

02 August 2021

Free travel to open up summer National Citizen Service (NCS) programmes to hundr…

Simpler, fairer, better all round – new bus travel discounts on the way for West Yorkshire's Under 19s

23 July 2021

23 July 2021

Bus operators unveil new tickets to help young people travel more f…

Back to school by bus and train made easy with MCard

19 August 2020

 

With young people going back to school in September, MCard reminds parents and…

Ticket extensions for unused MCards during COVID-19 lockdown

11 June 2020

COVID-19

On 26 March 2020, we said we would extend the duration of our customers…

Important announcement for MCard customers – (COVID-19)

26 March 2020

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the bus and rail operators who work to…

February Half Term Events Across West Yorkshire By Bus and Train 🚌

30 January 2020

February Half Term is nearly upon us, and although the kids may be thrilled at t…

Frozen MCard prices means bus users can still go further for a fiver!

20 January 2020

West Yorkshire’s bus users can now save as much as £1.70 per journey when they t…

Top 12 ways to start the next decade on the right foot!

03 January 2020

Here it is, 2020, a new decade has begun. But don’t worry this isn’t a ‘new year…

Winter freeze for under 19s and DaySavers on West Yorkshire's Buses

20 December 2019

The costs of countywide bus travel in West Yorkshire for people aged Under 19 wi…

Essential online system maintenance

28 November 2019

 MCards, PhotoCards and Concessionary Pass disruption

Please be advised that fro…

❄️ Festive events across West Yorkshire ❄️

15 November 2019

I’m dreaming of a PINK Christmas. If you’re looking for things to do over the Ch…

CHEAPER BUS TRAVEL THIS CHRISTMAS WITH ADVANCED TOP-UPS ON PINK MCARDS

11 November 2019

Bus travellers in West Yorkshire can save £1.50 on their bus travel with MCard w…

October Half Term activities in West Yorkshire

22 October 2019

October half term is eerily close and falls right in the middle of spooky season…

MCard supports Light Night Leeds volunteers with free bus travel

07 October 2019

 

Light Night Leeds is the UK’s largest annual arts and light festival, and this…

Five autumn walks you can get to by bus and train in the five West Yorkshire districts

26 September 2019

Autumn is now upon us 🍂. The leaves are changing colour and floating to the groun…

Northern’s big £500,000 giveaway open to MCard holders!

19 September 2019

MCard customers are able to win back the cost (up to £200) of their smart season…

4 amazing Eureka moments to have happened on the bus and train!

12 September 2019

 

We’ve all sat on the bus or train looking out the window, letting our mind wan…

Local students showcase how bus and train travel keeps up with their lifestyles

30 August 2019

In a campaign created by young people for young people, three students have team…

Stress-free, value-for-money back-to-school travel sorted with MCard

28 August 2019

By providing simple, great value bus and train travel, MCard can remove some of …

National Transport Awards shortlisting for West Yorkshire's MyDay - Young People's Bus Ticket

21 August 2019

Young people across West Yorkshire have voted with their feet all year when it c…

Let us connect you to great days out this August!

01 August 2019

Struggling for ideas out in West Yorkshire this August?

We have got you covered …

Bargain bus and train travel for 5 adults for just £23

22 July 2019

MCard has launched a brand new Group DaySaver ticket which can be used by five p…

Young people's bus travel gets cheaper and more convenient

28 June 2019

Bus travel is now even greater value for under 19s as MCard has announced that f…

No more paper counterparts for MCards

25 March 2019

Travelling on any bus or train in West Yorkshire just got a whole lot easier as …

We're looking for an exceptional Company Secretary

13 December 2018

WEST YORKSHIRE TICKETING COMPANY LIMITED

INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND

The West …

Everyone will be in the pink with MCard's guide to Christmas in West Yorkshire

19 November 2018

MCard is reminding people they can use their Pink travel smartcard to visit a r…

Must-have MCard App shortlisted for prestigious transport awards

12 October 2018

Just over 12 months ago, the West Yorkshire Ticketing Company launched its groun…

MyDay ticket for Under 19s is a winner!

03 October 2018

MyDay, the new all-day, £2.60 county-wide bus ticket for West Yorkshire’s under …

MyDay – The NEW £2.60 all-day bus ticket devised for young people by young people will help make their day

10 July 2018

MyDay, a new all-day, £2.60 county-wide bus ticket for West Yorkshire’s young pe…

Local bloggers explore West Yorkshire with the 19-25 or Student PhotoCard

02 July 2018

World Teen Supermodel England Apollonia Llewellyn, top UK beauty blogger Waliyha…

Payzones Become the Dead Centre of Cities and Towns in West Yorkshire

01 April 2016

Local payzone outlets in West Yorkshire become the ‘dead centre of town’ as a ca…

Outbreak in West Yorkshire

01 April 2016

To promote the launch of the new range of smart MCards, we have produced a fun a…

Plastic fantastic

01 April 2016

It is Metro's aim to have no paper Young Person's or Scholar's PhotoCards in cir…

The times during which off peak tickets can be used are changing

01 April 2016

The changes will affect Day Rover tickets as follows:

Day Rover "Bus and Train"

Make a film, and win great prizes

01 April 2016

Make a film and win great prizes.

1,000,000 smart journeys every week

01 April 2016

The milestones so far for the project are:

2012

  • Online facility to renew senior…

New Term Tickets are announced

01 April 2016

The new autumn term starts from the 14th September 2015 and lasts until the 18th…

Enjoy the Summer with a Weekender

01 April 2016

Weekender tickets are available for only £8 from any bus driver in West Yorkshir…

Annual Smartcards

01 April 2016

From Monday 2nd November 2015 Annual M-Cards will be available from Bus Station …