Your holdall smartcard®
About sQuid on your holdall smartcard® for pay as you go travel
Norfolk County Council have teamed up with sQuid, the eMoney payments network, to introduce the very latest in smartcard technology designed to make your life that much easier.
Go Cashless - pay as you go bus tickets with sQuid
Every holdall smartcard® and Norfolk Scholar's Travel Pass has a sQuid Travel Purse inside. Register your smartcard with sQuid and load money onto your card for pay as you go travel. To add money onto your sQuid Travel Purse on your smartcard simply register with sQuid, top up your account and you are ready for cashless travel.
Remember you need to add money to your card before 21:00 so that it is ready to use after 06:00 the next day.
What are the benefits of using sQuid on holdall®?
Never worry about having the right change on the bus - Put some money in your sQuid Travel Purse on your holdall smartcard® and you will always have money to travel. You can even set up auto-top-up so you will never run out of cash for travel.
Get what you pay for – Money in your sQuid travel purse can be used for pay as you go tickets. There is no need to pre-buy season tickets for a particular bus if you are not sure you will always need it. Money in your sQuid travel purse lets you buy tickets on the day you need it.
The kids can always get home – Money in your sQuid travel purse cannot be spent on anything except travel on participating buses. You can rest assured that the money in your child’s travel purse will only be spent on the bus. Make sure they always have travel money to get home safe.
Just like paying with cash, only cheaper – Most buses offer a discount on the regular cash fare when you pay with sQuid (see individual bus operators for details)
Using sQuid on the bus
1. Tell the driver what ticket(s) you would like to buy.
2. Let the driver enter your ticket(s) on the ticket machine, and confirm the price. Then present your holdall smartcard® or Scholar's Travel Pass to the smart reader and the cost of the ticket will be deducted from your sQuid Travel Purse.
3. Take your paper ticket and keep it for your onward travel, just like a cash ticket.
Register your holdall smartcard® with sQuid
If you already have a holdall smartcard® or Scholar's Travel Pass, please register it with sQuid.
If you do not have a holdall smartcard® please click here to apply for your card (please note this will take you to the Norfolk County Council website). If your Scholar's Travel Pass is due to expire, you can order a free holdall® and transfer your balance to your new card.
Create a sQuid account online
- Enter a few personal details to create an account
- Top up your sQuid account online
- Top up from a bank transfer, or credit or debit card
- Protect your card balance should it be lost or stolen
- Check your balance; do you need to top up?
- View your transactions to check your spending
- Top up your account by bank transfer or credit or debit card
- Update your details and preferences
Lost or stolen card?
Sign in to the holdall® website to report your card lost, stolen or damaged and order a replacement card. We will automatically block your lost card to prevent further usage. If you have lost your Scholar's Travel pass, you can order a new one by visiting the Norfolk County Council website. Reporting your holdall smartcard® as lost, stolen or damaged means that everything on your smartcard will be blocked. This includes any prepaid tickets you may have purchased and any money you may have in your sQuid Travel Purse. Once you have ordered and received a replacement card, you can register it to your sQuid account to transfer any remaining funds to your new card.
Auto top up sQuid on the holdall smartcard®
Automatic Top-Up, also referred to as Auto Top-Up, is a convenient way of making sure your sQuid Travel Purse is always loaded. By setting up an Auto top-up on the sQuid portal, you will be able to make sure you never run out of credit. Whenever your travel balance falls below £8 your account will be topped up with £20 from your stored Debit or Credit Card. This top-up is collected when you use your smartcard on a ticket machine to pay your bus fare. Automatic Top-Up gives you the peace of mind of knowing your holdall smartcard® is always ready to travel.