What's a Pop card?
A Pop card is a smartcard, it lets you make journeys on public transport across North East England, the Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry.
There are four different types of Pop card depending on where and how you travel:
The Pop Pay As You Go card looks like this and can be used to pay for standard single, return or daily tickets on most buses in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and the Tees Valley. It can also be used for travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro and Shields Ferry. Nexus manage Pop Pay As You Go on behalf of local authorities and transport operators in all these areas. You can load Pop Pay As You Go credit onto a Pop Pay As You Go card. Find out more here.
Load your MetroSaver, 16-18 MetroSaver, Student MetroSaver or FerrySaver onto a Pop card that looks like this. Apply for your Pop card, or buy a MetroSaver, 16-18 MetroSaver or Student MetroSaver here.
If you buy your MetroSaver through our Corporate Scheme, it will be loaded onto a Pop card that looks like this.
Under 16 Pop cards, which prove that you're entitled to concessionary child fares, look like this.
Save time, buy online.
Click to buy your MetroSaver from our Pop Shop.
Collect next day from any Metro station validator or ticket machine.