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Using Your NoWcard


card being presented to a ticket machine




On buses outside the NoWcard area there may be different ways of recording your journey, therefore you should show your pass to the driver.


From April 2016 Arriva Northwest changed their ticketing procedures in the NoWcard area.  Therefore, when boarding an Arriva bus, NoWcard pass holders should present the pass on the reader to validate the journey, as normal, however you will no longer receive a bus ticket. We are now reimbursing Arriva in a different way to other bus operators in Lancashire and as such a ticket is no longer required to be issued by the driver.