The Manchester Metrolink now supports contactless payment for travel in the same way as TfL underground.
When tapping in a £0.10 charge occurs to validate the card. This charge is left pending and should eventually drop off.
At the end of the day a charge goes through with the total for the day.
There are two issues with using Curve and TfGM:
- £0.10 charges are not refunded (happens regardless of whether card is locked). This needs to be looked at ASAP.
- Daily charge is rejected if card is locked. This might be ‘standard behaviour’ for Curve but you need to whitelist TfGM daily charge if the users card was unlocked at the point of the initial £0.10 transaction. I’ve just unlocked my card so hopefully TfGM will try and take payment again later…