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The Smart GO CARD User Guide
« on: December 26, 2010, 07:00:15 AM »
The  UPDATED Smart Go CARD User Guide is now available.  Useful adjunct to the official TransLink website Go Card resources.

For the Smart GO CARD User Guide click --> here!
0.5 MB PDF

TransLink Go Card resources --> http://www.translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares/go-card

The SMART Go Card User guide has been updated to reflect changes from 2nd January 2012, and 25th June 2012 with the fare structure, and 29th June 2012 changes in the TransLink user guide part 1. Updated for changes from 6th January 2014.  Updated for changes from 1st July 2014.

--> http://backontrack.org/docs/go/smart_go_user_v3_1.pdf

Note:  Free travel after 9 journeys was introduced from 25th June 2012
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Re: The Smart GO CARD User Guide
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 03:37:31 AM »
Go card user guide has been updated ...

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“If all card readers are not working at a station platform, on board a bus or ferry and despite your attempts, you are unable to touch on, you can travel for free to complete your trip. You should not touch off at the end of your trip.”

http://translink.com.au/resources/tickets-and-fares/go-card/120701-user-guide-part-1.pdf page 20

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“Your journey must continue from the same
zone or adjoining zone.

There is a 1 hour time limit between transfers.
That means you must touch on to your trip
within 60 minutes of touching off at the end of
your previous trip.

You must touch on to your final trip within 3.5
hours of when you started your first trip. You
have 6 hours to complete the journey.

You can transfer up to 3 times across all zones."


http:// http://translink.com.au/resources/tickets-and-fares/go-card/120701-user-guide-part-1.pdf page 11



Note: ... 6 hours ... (was 5)

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Re: The Smart GO CARD User Guide
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 09:04:27 AM »
I find a good way to avoid misreads on Go Card on buses is to use the alternate reader from the person in front of you.  It takes a certain amount of time for the reader to realise that a go card is removed from it, if you try to touch a different go card in that time, it will not work.  I didn't do this the other day and got a misread.

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Re: The Smart GO CARD User Guide
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 12:26:28 PM »
I always kinda do that because I like to think alternating would be the fastest way of boarding.
But you're right I think.

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Re: The Smart GO CARD User Guide
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 08:16:50 AM »
The Smart GO CARD USER GUIDE has been updated for fare changes from 6th January 2014

--> http://backontrack.org/docs/go/smart_go_user_v3.pdf
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Re: The Smart GO CARD User Guide
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 10:14:37 AM »
Step 1: Buy a car
Step 2: You're now ahead :P
"What housing crisis?? There are plenty of free mobile apartments rolling around on the rails every day"

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Re: The Smart GO CARD User Guide
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 03:34:58 AM »
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Go! - Avoid single paper ticket ripoff - FARE-mageddon Monday is here!

Greetings,

From today, fares on the TransLink public transport network increase 7.5%.  This is many times inflation/CPI and will only make the already unaffordable fares even more so. Since 2010 go card fares have now increased in real terms around 83%, paper tickets 114%. Today is FARE-mageddon Monday!

The cost of single paper ticket fares relative to the go card is very excessive.  It is in  the best interests of all public transport users to move to a go card, even if they are not doing 9 journeys or more a week.  By moving to a go card they also assist in improving considerably running times for buses as well.

Paper tickets are at least 30% dearer for the equivalent peak go card trip. Off peak go card fares are only 55% the cost of paper single tickets.  There is a time limit on paper single tickets.  For passengers travelling through 10 zones or less this time period is 2 hours from time of purchase,  travelling 11 zones or more 3 hours 30 minutes ( http://translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares/other-tickets/paper-tickets ).  The fact there are time limits on the paper tickets is not well understood by many users and could lead to a fare evasion offence in ignorance.

Off peak discounts (presently 20%) are only available to go card users. A small improvement is that off peak touch on time is now 8.30am from today (was 9am).

Go card users can transfer up three times within one hour for each transfer, this can make travel even more affordable. Go card users can take short journeys early in the week to offset other high cost journeys.

The online facilities for management of a go card - e.g. auto top up, transaction history is good.  Users should be encouraged to register go cards, by doing that should the card be lost any funds on the go card can be recovered.

We have compiled some tips for go card users.  See  the 'Smart GO CARD User Guide' --> http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=5149.0

Official go card information at TransLink -->  http://translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares/go-card

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TransLink's 2014 Fares - The Awful Facts



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