Touch payments come to M6 toll booths

Drivers using the M6 Toll Road can now pay for their journey using contactless credit and debit cards.

The M6 Toll has worked with Barclaycard to install easy-to-use contactless payment terminals at toll booths, allowing customers to pay for their journey by simply holding their card over the terminal.

The roll out of contactless terminals follows a successful trial which saw waiting times lowered and the process of payment made simpler.  Currently, all lanes designated for card payment are equipped with contactless readers.

Contactless payments allow users to pay for goods and services up to £20 by simply holding their card over a reader without the need to enter a PIN or sign their name.

Eduardo Vergara, CEO Global Business Solutions, Barclaycard, says of the partnership:The contactless terminals at the toll payment plazas will not only cut queues, but will also help drivers avoid the frustrating scrabble for change. The range of places you can choose to pay more easily with contactless is rapidly increasing, and the number of outlets will reach 150,000 by the end of this year.”

Tom Fanning, Chief Executive of the M6 Toll, said: “Over 40,000 drivers benefit from the ease and reliability of the M6 Toll every day. On average, half of these drivers pay by card.

“The introduction of contactless is the latest step in making card payment as quick and easy as using the road itself.”

 

 

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