A beginner’s guide to using My Get Me There: Manchester’s hilarious attempt at reinventing London’s…


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In August 2017, Transport for Greater Manchester announced the introduction of a new and improved paperless ticketing system to be rolled out across the city’s…
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9 weeks ago by h-lame
A beginner’s guide to using My Get Me There Manchester's innovative nightmare. Hilarious!
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9 weeks ago by nwhyte
Manchester's innovative nightmare. Hilarious!
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9 weeks ago by nwlinks
RT @JoBrodie: A beginner’s guide to using My Get Me There: Manchester’s hilarious attempt at reinventing London’s Oyster Card https://t.co/…
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9 weeks ago by pigsonthewing
Susil Nash on "Manchester’s hilarious attempt at reinventing London’s Oyster" (the latter, for Americans, is an RFID system which can be used to pay contactlessly for trips on buses and underground; it's worked, pretty much perfectly, since 2004:
<p>The first of the new system’s fun quirks is that My Get Me There isn’t just a card. It’s an app too. Now, you might think that’s to be expected — it’s a convenient way to manage your card, right? The two work together in harmony, right? Wrong. The app and the (presumably ironically-named) ‘Smart Card’ are two completely separate systems that work entirely independently of one another.

Your first decision is therefore whether to opt for the app, the Smart Card or, as will be the case for most travellers, both. The app is certainly less tricky to get hold of (more on that in a moment) but the significant downside is that it can only be used on Metrolink — Manchester’s tram network. Which means no smartphone fun for Team Bus or the vehicle-agnostics, but app-tastic news for all tram devotees.
Having said that, there are a couple of things that even you dedicated Metrolinkers should watch out for before ditching the paper tix. Firstly, know that you’ll need to make sure you’re not low on battery when heading out the door because, if your phone gives up mid-travels, you could be hit with a £100 fine. Secondly, you’ll need to remain online… ish. The reason for the ‘ish’ is that you don’t actually need web access to use the app once you’ve bought your ticket. However, any tickets on your phone will expire if that device “has not been connected to the internet for a long period” (that’s literally the timescale specified on their website).

So do make sure your phone has a plenty of juice and has been connected to the internet at least once in the most recent ‘long period’.</p>


Even worse: it's not a top-up scheme. It's a "specific tickets for specific journeys" system. And you have to be over 16. It's as if they wanted to keep cash forever.
travel  transport  manchester 
9 weeks ago by charlesarthur
RT : can't believe what I'm reading - Manchester's attempt at smart ticketing
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9 weeks ago by iand
Manchester's answer to the Oyster card is what happens when I'm not in the room shouting NO! at people.
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9 weeks ago by lizconlan
In August 2017, Transport for Greater Manchester announced the introduction of a new and improved paperless ticketing system to be rolled out across the city’s transport network — a scheme described by Manchester Evening News as “one step closer to a London-style Oyster”. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by ghijklmno
How NOT to design a ticketless transit system: Manchester leads in suckitude with the "My Get Me There" card!
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9 weeks ago by nielsk
How NOT to design a ticketless transit system: Manchester leads in suckitude with the "My Get Me There" card!
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9 weeks ago by briantrice
My Get Me There: Manchester’s hilarious attempt at reinventing London’s Oyster Card.
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9 weeks ago by DJSoup
Those under the age of 16 can’t use My Get Me There (nobody should have to endure that at such a young age, to be fair) so will need to use their igo Card instead. I have no idea what an igo Card is and, frankly, I don’t think I have the mental resilience to explore another TfGM ticketing initiative.
manchester  travel  contactless 
9 weeks ago by libbymiller
In August 2017, Transport for Greater Manchester announced the introduction of a new and improved paperless ticketing system to be rolled out across the city’s…
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9 weeks ago by ihatemornings
“A beginner’s guide to using My Get Me There: Manchester’s hilarious attempt at reinventing London…” by Sushil Nash
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9 weeks ago by GShaw
RT : Manc's take on the oyster card - 'my get me there card' gets dismantled in this post: cc
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9 weeks ago by craigrodway
This is annoying https://t.co/zdZ0rlUhX0

— Joe Saunders 🐝 (@JoeTheDough) September 10, 2017
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9 weeks ago by joethedough
In August 2017, Transport for Greater Manchester announced the introduction of a new and improved paperless ticketing system to be rolled out across the city’s transport network — a scheme described…
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9 weeks ago by garrettc
RT : Manc's take on the oyster card - 'my get me there card' gets dismantled in this post: cc
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9 weeks ago by osfameron
Oh dear - Manchester's finally managed to launch its version of an Oyster Card. It does not sound good:
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9 weeks ago by mildlydiverting
A beginner’s guide to using My Get Me There: Manchester’s hilarious attempt at the Oyster card ???
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9 weeks ago by freerange_inc
Manc's take on the oyster card - 'my get me there card' gets dismantled in this post: cc
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9 weeks ago by Markbraggins
Manc's take on the oyster card - 'my get me there card' gets dismantled in this post: cc
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9 weeks ago by mattedgar
Manchester finally has an 'Oyster-style' ticketing system. It's so shit, I felt compelled to write a thing about it.
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9 weeks ago by stevelacey
Manchester finally has an 'Oyster-style' ticketing system. It's so shit, I felt compelled to write a thing about it.
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9 weeks ago by fourstar