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Cancel your membership to the Direct Debit Travel scheme

We have created a new service to help you cancel your Direct Debit. 

Cancel your direct debit

Please be aware

We charge a £5.50 admin fee for any refunds that may be due, this will be automatically deducted from your refund amount.


Please find the answers to frequently asked questions below about cancelling your Direct Debit. This applies to all Adult, Student and Child Direct Debits.

What happens when I submit my request to cancel my Direct Debit?

When we receive your request to cancel, we will apply the cancellation to your account based on the date you submitted on your form.  If you have any unused days on your ticket, and their value exceeds £5.50, we will process a refund.  We will block your Swift card as soon as possible, unless you have selected a cancellation date in the future.  If you have requested to cancel at a future date your Swift card will be blocked the day after your account is cancelled.

If you receive a paper ticket each month, you will be asked to provide a photo of the ticket torn in half and upload this to your cancellation request.

My Direct Debit is due in 10 days or less, but I want to cancel.

You can still use this service to cancel your Direct Debit but we would advise you to also cancel your instruction at the bank.  We process our Direct Debits at least 10 days before the payment date, by cancelling your instruction at the bank it will stop any further payments being taken.

Can I cancel my Direct Debit next month and continue using my current ticket until then?

You will be asked to supply the date you last used your ticket or a date up to one month in the future.  We will use this date as your cancellation date.  All payments will be stopped from this date and your ticket will no longer be valid for travel one day after your cancellation date.  If your next payment is due in 10 days or less please refer to the previous question.

I have 2 weeks before my current ticket expires and I want to cancel, but I have paid for a full calendar month. Can I get this money back?

When you submit the cancellation form, we will automatically calculate any unused days of travel if;

  • All previous payments have been received in full
  • There are at least seven (7) unused days remaining on your ticket
  • The value of your unused days exceeds £5.50
Why does my unused day value have to exceed £5.50?

We apply an admin fee of £5.50 per refund request which will be deducted from any refund amount due back to you.

How will I receive my refund?

If you are due a refund, we will pay this directly into the bank account you normally pay your Direct Debit from. Refunds normally take up to 28 days to process. 

We won’t contact you to tell you this has happened so please check your bank account.

Can I re-join the Direct Debit Travel scheme at any time?

Yes, if any outstanding balance from your previous account has been cleared you can re-join the Scheme at any time. Visit our direct debit page to reapply as a new customer and for terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

Read the terms and conditions of the Adult and Child direct debit scheme.

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