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ClipperCard (1979–2002)

Contributed by Michael Lamb on Sep 26th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1979
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    ClipperCard (1979–2002) 1
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    Zipper (also known as ITC Zipper) was used for the ClipperCard branding. Introduced in November 1979 in Greater Manchester, it became hugely popular with the travelling public.

    They were phased out in 2002 as more, modern, wheelchair access buses came into service and there was no room to include the ClipperCard ticket machine

    ClipperCard ad on the 47, 48, 49 bus timetable which was issued on 1st September 1980.
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    ClipperCard ad on the 47, 48, 49 bus timetable which was issued on 1st September 1980.

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    2 Comments on “ClipperCard (1979–2002)”

    1. Thanks for this contribution, Michael!

      For more ClipperCard-related images, see the Flickr accounts of the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester archive and Stuart Vallantine (mancunian1001). In the images embedded below, “the ten trip ticket” is in Futura Condensed, whereas “Fare Deal” and “10 trips any distance 80p” is set in Koloss.

      Do you remember Clippercard? 2/2

      Pensioners Clippercard Collage

      Almex M canceller (ClipperCard)

    2. Michael posted a follow-up about the SaverSeven ticket featuring Motter Ombra.

      The Museum of Transport Greater Manchester archive has a Saver Sales poster from April 1983 that lists the saver seven and the saver monthly (here in lowercase) next to several variations of the ClipperCard logo in Zipper, including TeenTravel.

      Greater Manchester Transport Saver Sales poster, April 1983

      You can buy unused ClipperCards from the museum’s webshop.

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