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Transport / Card payments rolled out on Whalsay ferries

The Whalsay ferry Linga berthing at Vidlin. Photo: SIC

FERRIES to and from Whalsay are the next to trial card and contactless payments.

It follows a long-awaited trial on the Bressay service.

Ferry passengers on the Whalsay route now have the choice to pay for their journey using contactless payments on their card, or on their smartphones, or by the use of chip and pin.

The other payment options of cash, cheque or account card will continue to be available.

The payment system is designed to accept payments during any point of the ferry journey, but for the time being some payments need to be processed near ferry terminals where there is a Wi-Fi network available.

This includes payments made using young person’s account cards, and the use of Apple Pay or Android Pay.

Passengers should also note that once the ferry has left the terminal, there is a maximum transaction value of £50.

This card payment option will be rolled out across other routes operated by the council’s ferries team over the coming months.