I purchased a monthly season ticket at the beginning of October, touched and uploaded to my Smart card a week later.
Now i could not use it, however the 30 day has not expired. Had to buy another season ticket
if the reason is not that its validity starts when you touch and collect at a reader.?
So when the validity starts from? The day of purchasing or the touching & collecting day?
You choose when you want the ticket valid from when you purchase it. You then have up to 14 days to "collect" it onto your card. So the validity is either date of purchase, or date you specified (e.g. tomorrow).