ATM expands T-mobility outside Barcelona Metropolitan Area
The expansion of the integrated payment system will allow customers to make contactless payments while using Catalonia’s entire railway system, across the six crowns of the Barcelona area.
Credit: Autoritat del Transport Metropolità
Autoritat del Transport Metropolità (ATM) has announced that T-mobility, the new contactless payment system for traveling on the public transport network in the Barcelona area, is taking a new step in its gradual expansion outside the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.
The integrated payment system can now be used in all 54 stations that are within crowns 4, 5 and 6 of the Government of Catalonia and Rodalies de Catalunya’s railway lines.
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC) has already incorporated the entirety of the Barcelona-Vallès and Llobregat-Anoia lines into T-mobility and Rodalies. However, Rodalies’ stations located at crown 7, in Ripollès, are not yet ready to validate payments with the new system.
T-mobility allows customers to travel all over the railway area of the six tariff crowns of the ATM of Barcelona and transfer between FGC and Rodalies networks, in addition to all public transport services of the metropolitan rate zone (36 municipalities of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area). However, people who need to transfer to city or intercity bus services in crowns 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 must still use magnetic system tickets, as bus companies in these areas will be added gradually.
The tickets for zones 4, 5 and 6 will be available for purchase at:
- Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), Ferrocarrils, Rodalies and TRAM’s vending machines
- TMB and FGC’s website, in the case of card purchase
- The T-mobility, TMB app and FGC T-mobility applications.
Transport tickets purchased with the T-mobility system also enjoy the same discounts as the magnetic system tickets. This means that the T-usual (also FM/FN), T-casual and T-jove (also FM/FN) travel tickets can be purchased with the corresponding rate reduction until 31 December 2022. In addition, all integrated transport tickets will be valid until 15 January 2023 .
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