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The new King Charles bank notes are not accepted by the subway ticket machines in Glasgow.

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June 7, 2024 – The new King Charles III banknotes are not now accepted by Glasgow’s subway ticket machines. On Wednesday, June 5, the £5, £10, £20, and £50 denominations of these notes were put into circulation.

According to Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), the automated devices are not yet compatible with the updated notes. Consequently, in order to buy subway tickets using the new money, travelers must go to the ticket office.

“Please be aware, our ticket vending machines are unable to accept new King Charles bank notes,” SPT stated in an official statement. Please use them at the ticket office if you want to pay with them.

The Bank of England has informed the public that banknotes with the image of Queen Elizabeth II will still be accepted as lawful tender and will co-circulate alongside the new King Charles III notes in spite of this problem. The Bank of England’s strategy for issuing the new notes is in line with the Royal Household’s recommendations; rather than withdrawing the old notes all at once, the new notes will replace worn-out ones in an effort to reduce financial and environmental effects.

There is no specified date for when this will be fixed, however the SPT is working on updating the machines to accept the new currency. Travelers are encouraged to make appropriate preparations in order to minimize disruption.

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