News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1876 Post by mattwinter » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:29 pm

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Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:02 pm
Please don't get rid of MetroCard...

1) Not everybody has a credit card to use on public transport

2) Nor will banks give credit cards to every person in society....some are too young, some are too old, some are an extremely poor credit risk

3) International tourists credit cards would not necessarily work in Adelaide. Yes Visa Amex MasterCard etc will....but others certainly won't and never will.
Also as a tourist do you want to pay an international transaction fee every time you take a bus in Adelaide?
I don't.....I have been overseas where I have been forced to use a credit to buy a train ticket....very annoying. I prefer to buy the local smart transport card.
Generally agree. I mean I much prefer to just use my credit card when I'm interstate... no hassle. I'd definitely like to see it go to credit cards + metrocards... no paper tickets. I don't think you should get rid of papertickets without introducing credit card payment though, otherwise there's no way to pay for a train if you go to a local station and don't already have a metrocard.

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1877 Post by PeFe » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:40 pm

And will I still be able to put a 28 day pass on a credit card?

I presume this will work because your credit card acts a a pseudo MetroCard......but what if it doesn't work?

In Sydney they do not have transport passes, all transactions are a " one off payment".

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1878 Post by mattwinter » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:57 pm

PeFe wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:40 pm
And will I still be able to put a 28 day pass on a credit card?

I presume this will work because your credit card acts a a pseudo MetroCard......but what if it doesn't work?

In Sydney they do not have transport passes, all transactions are a " one off payment".
The easy option would be to say that if you want that sort of stuff - get a metrocard. I definitely have no desire to see them removed.

A credit card option should be seen more like a replacement for paper tickets I would have thought... good for tourists and occasional users.

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1879 Post by OlympusAnt » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:45 pm

London has Oyster and Contactless.

We're not gonna get rid of MetroCard
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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1880 Post by Crispy! » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:54 pm

Hi everyone and familiar names from Bus Australia

From what I’ve heard Torrens Transit, Keolis Downer, Busways have to run the system the way it is at the moment for a minimum time period.

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1881 Post by ChillyPhilly » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:49 pm

Crispy! wrote:Hi everyone and familiar names from Bus Australia

From what I’ve heard Torrens Transit, Keolis Downer, Busways have to run the system the way it is at the moment for a minimum time period.
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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1882 Post by Modbury_Man » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:15 am

Anyone here know when the consultation on the new AdelaideMetro network will begin? The AdMet website just says from April until 30 June - I presume it'll start this week or next still?

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1883 Post by adelaide transport » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:51 am

Modbury_Man wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:15 am
Anyone here know when the consultation on the new AdelaideMetro network will begin? The AdMet website just says from April until 30 June - I presume it'll start this week or next still?
DPTI says it will start at the end of this month, which means info will be up on special Adelaide Metro website with info on proposed new Go-Zones and new or revised routes.

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1884 Post by ouchjars » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:11 pm

PeFe wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:40 pm
In Sydney they do not have transport passes, all transactions are a " one off payment".
Yes, but with automatic daily and weekly caps as in many transport systems around the world. How hard is it for us to do the same?

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Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

#1885 Post by Westside » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:11 am

ouchjars wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:11 pm
PeFe wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:40 pm
In Sydney they do not have transport passes, all transactions are a " one off payment".
Yes, but with automatic daily and weekly caps as in many transport systems around the world. How hard is it for us to do the same?
Using you credit card is just like using your opal card. It waits to the end of your trip to calculate your fare. In Sydney you pay per distance for the train and bus connections are separately priced if you are connecting from another mode. So like opal it works out the cheapest fare and then charges your card.

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