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Smart card ticketing - articles discussion etc.
« on: July 18, 2011, 03:51:07 AM »
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Trial for touch and go ticket system

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Trial for touch and go ticket system

    Michael Milnes Transport Reporter
    From: The Advertiser
    July 18, 2011 12:00A

THIS is the first look at Adelaide's new public transport smartcard ticketing system.

Called  Metrocard, it is to be trialled this year ahead of its 2013 start date.

The new "touch and go" ticket validating system can use the present magnetic Crouzet system, with the new smart Metrocard, Singletrip and Daytrip tickets remaining as magnetic tickets.

The Advertiser understands 10 of the new machines will be trialled on bus routes throughout the Adelaide Hills.

Transport Minister Patrick Conlon said it was another example of how far the public transport system had come under the Rann Government.

"This is part of an unprecedented $2 billion decade-long investment in public transport infrastructure," Mr Conlon said.

"After 24 years using the magnetic Crouzet system, we are introducing ticketing technology that reflects the faster, more efficient public transport network we are building.

"Boarding a bus, train or tram will be a simple matter of touching the prepaid Metrocard to a validator as you board," he said.

The State Government has spent $42 million on the system, which will be installed on all buses, trains and trams in time for the electrification of the city's rail network.

The Metrocard will have in-built security which will allow registered cards to be blocked from the system when they are reported lost or stolen.

"We are taking advantage of proven technology, with this system already in place and operating overseas in Europe, the United States and Canada," Mr Conlon said.

Metrocard will replace the present Multitrip tickets, which will be phased out as the new machines are installed.

The Metrocard can be recharged at selected retail outlets, at stations, vending machines, on trains and trams and online.

An "autoload" facility can also be set up with customers nominating a bank account and an amount that will be automatically reloaded on to the Metrocard when credit falls below a certain level.

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 06:33:48 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIlCi_oYImk

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Adelaide's planned 42 million dollar public transport ticketing system has been unveiled by the State Government. See more at tennews.com.au
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 07:29:51 AM »
From The Advertiser click here!

Metrocard smartcard validator installed on first Adelaide tram

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Metrocard smartcard validator installed on first Adelaide tram

    by: Sam Kelton
    From: The Advertiser
    April 15, 2012 11:00PM

THE first tram has been equipped with the new Metrocard machines as part of the rollout of a smartcard system across Adelaide's transport network.

A Metrocard validator has been installed on the 103 tram - used across all tram routes - and these will be installed on Adelaide's 18 remaining trams this year, allowing commuters to validate their current magnetic tickets and eventually the Metrocard when it comes into operation next year.

The system also features a mobile ticket vending machine that accepts coins and Eftpos.

Minister for Transport Services Chloe Fox said trials of the new validators had been successful, with no reported technological issues.

"This represents another milestone in the new smartcard ticketing system, which forms a key component of the $2.6 billion, decade-long investment in Adelaide's public transport network," Ms Fox said.

About 250 commuters, mainly from the Hills, outer north and outer southern suburbs have participated in the trial of the new metrocard system and the number of participants will be doubled in coming months, she said.

While single and day trip tickets will remain in the current magnetic ticket form, multitrip tickets will be phased out and replaced with metrocards.

Passengers can still use their normal magnetic tickets in the new machines.

The smartcard system is expected to be fully operational in 2013.

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Re: Smart card ticketing - articles discussion etc.
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 10:52:40 AM »
Sydney still hasn't done it.

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 11:58:25 AM »
Sydney still hasn't done it.

They are currently fitting station barriers with the Opal screens and putting the poles in at open stations (but not the actual readers, that is to follow in a few months).

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 12:04:40 PM »
Sydney still hasn't done it.

They are currently fitting station barriers with the Opal screens and putting the poles in at open stations (but not the actual readers, that is to follow in a few months).
Which they were doing 10 years ago or so with the T-Card.  Perhaps I'm being too cynical, but the fact remains that Sydney is the last of the 5 cities to do it, other cities besides the 5 have done it (e.g. Canberra), Adelaide integrated the fares in the 60s AIUI and it remains unclear that they are even committed to it.  Auckland may also beat them to the punch, although it doesn't look like Wellington will.

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 02:58:54 PM »
Looks like Adelaide Metro will go paperless ticketing soon!?


Mobile Ticketing Trial Survey here -

http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Mobile-ticketing-trial/Home

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 08:42:07 PM »
Depending on what you consider to be "paper", they haven't had it for decades.  They've been fully electronic for a very long time, and well before everybody else.

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 09:12:37 PM »
Depending on what you consider to be "paper", they haven't had it for decades.  They've been fully electronic for a very long time, and well before everybody else.
Metro tickets still available to buy from stations, buses and other vendors. Valid.for 2 hours.

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Metroticket is a paper ticket and it the best option for infrequent public transport users or those who don’t need a metrocard.

Singletrip tickets are valid for 2 hoursDaytrip tickets are valid until 4am the next morning.

Passengers are required to have exact change (or close to) to purchased Metrotickets on board.

^^Virtual cards great for casual users and tourists. (mobile ticket)


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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 11:04:47 PM »
Yes but all of their "paper" tickets are magnetic stripe tickets and have been since the 1980s.

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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 04:11:04 PM »
Interesting new contactless readers for the trial in Adelaide! Must be able to read QR and bar codes and we'll as contactless!?


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"Contactless" ticket machine as part of Adelaide Metro trial.<br />
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