Kangaroo season and day travel tickets are being re-named and re-branded to form part of the Robin Hood family of integrated public transport tickets from 25th April.
Does this mean that my Kangaroo card will work differently?
No – The functionality and prices will not alter – it is just a name change to simplify the range on offer. Anyone with a Kangaroo season ticket on a Citycard smartcard should continue to use this until it needs to be renewed. Passengers buying day Kangaroo tickets from the bus driver or a tram machine should now ask for a Robin Hood day ticket.
How do I get a new season Robin Hood Card?
To get a new Robin Hood Season smartcard you need to go to the Broadmarsh Travel Centre, but to find out how long is left on your season ticket or to top up their card, then you can do this as before – at Broadmarsh or at one of the 70 on-street ticket machines across Greater Nottingham.
Can I still use my season card on all the same transport services?
Yes – the new Robin Hood season smartcard will be accepted in the same way as a Kangaroo, on all buses, trams and trains within the Robin Hood network area. Paper day tickets which you can buy on-bus, at stop or at station will also function in the same way as before – just re-branded Robin Hood.
What Robin Hood season tickets are available?
• The Robin Hood adult season ticket: one, three, six or twelve month season card for unlimited travel on bus, tram and train within the Robin Hood network
• The Robin Hood under 18 season ticket: one, three, six or twelve month card, discounted unlimited travel on bus, tram or train with the Robin Hood network for anyone under 18.
• The Robin Hood student season ticket: one, three, six or twelve month discounted unlimited travel on bus, tram or train within the Robin Hood network, for students over 18 and at college or university.
How does the Robin Hood Pay as You Go card differ from the new Robin Hood season card?
The season tickets are different from the new Robin Hood Pay As You Go smartcard which was launched in December last year. The Pay As You Go smartcard, which remains the same, works out the best fare for any travel on a given day and deducts it from an electronic purse of money. It is available and can be topped up at any of the 70 on-street ticket machines. Users must follow on-screen instructions and select the amount of money they wish to put on their card. The Pay As You Go smartcard can be used on NCT, tram, Trent Barton, Kinch and the Linkbus network services only.
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Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “This change will see the Kangaroo name and brand phased out and broadens the range of integrated tickets available on the expanding Robin Hood retail network, making things easier and more flexible for the travelling public. It is another stage on the journey towards simple user-friendly London-style ticketing.”