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Media Release  1 July 2008

SEQ:  TransLink Transit Authority ? time for action, ticket machines at major bus stations required

RAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport users has called on the TransLink Transit Authority to put in place ticket machines at major bus stations so that commuters can top up go cards and purchase tickets. This will also act as a further incentive for go card uptake.

Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:

?Shortly Ten Trip Saver tickets will be completely phased out. The new fare structure recently announced for the go card will help encourage public transport commuters to make the switch to the go card.?

?A problem for those commuters on Brisbane Transport buses who don?t have online access is that there are no ticket machines for them to top up their go cards at bus stations. Commuters are unable to top up their go cards on the Brisbane Transport buses.?

?It would help if ticket machines were placed at the Cultural Centre Bus Station and at Griffith University Bus Station as soon as possible as these are high use stations.  In time all the major bus stations should have ticket machines in place. ?

?Not only will this facilitate management of users? go cards it will also allow for pre-purchase of tickets by non go card users, and thereby speeding up loading and bus running times.?

?We need to make the use of public transport easy for the community. This includes making ticketing seamless and accessible.?

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