Metro ticket machines accept new ten pound notes

25 September 2017
A Metro ticket machine

Metro ticket machines are ready to accept the new plastic ten pound note.

All 225 ticket machines on the Metro system have been given a software upgrade so that they will accept the new-look polymer banknotes, which entered circulation on Thursday 14 September.

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, carried out the work to get the Metro ticket machines ready for the new ten pound note in advance of the launch date.

Director of Customer Services at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “I’m pleased to say that all Metro ticket machines are ready to accept the new ten pound notes.

“We ensured that the ticket machines were ready for this change in advance of the Bank of England putting the new notes into circulation.

“It was two weeks of work applying software upgrades to all 225 ticket machines across our 60 stations to ensure they recognised the new plastic note.

“We followed the same process when the new five pound note was launched in 2016.”
 

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