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Fare System Update

Fare System Upgrade

Metro Bus and Rail is embarking on the biggest change to the fare system since operators wore coin changers. The new system will use advanced technology to make transit faster, easier to use and much more flexible.

Here is the story so far, what we have planned for the years ahead and how you can take part.

It’s in the cards

Metro’s new system will be based on ‘stored value’ cards. They are like gift cards you can keep giving yourself and they have a number of advantages.

Quicker boarding times – tapping is faster than cash or even swiping.

Reloadable Accounts – you can put just the right about of money on your card.

Balance Protection – registration allows us to cancel cards that are lost or stolen.

Wider distribution – new cards will be offered in more places.

Bulk programs – schools, agencies and companies can participate in special programs, tailored to meet the organizations needs.

Going underground

Because Metro Rail will be using the stored value cards, we are installing gates in Metro’s underground stations. Passengers will need to produce a valid Metro fare to get in and out. Metro will still operate free aboveground.

From you

The process has just begun. So let us know your thoughts, concerns and ideas.

Your input is more than welcome.