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Aussie commuters could soon catch the bus using a credit card

April 17, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Forget the Opal Card, soon all you’ll need for your morning commute could be a credit card.

At an event on the future of transport in Sydney Monday, the New South Wales Minister for Transport Andrew Constance announced the state will conduct a contactless payments trial on public transport in 2017. Passengers could tap on and off buses, ferries, light rail or trains using only a credit card or debit card.

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The Opal Card system, which launched in 2012 and phased out paper tickets, allows travellers to use the smart card across the state’s public transport options. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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