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End nigh for paper multitrip tickets.

Postby jibb » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:08 pm

From today's "In Daily";-
Paper multitrip public transport tickets will become invalid on buses,trains and trams from December 31.
This morning Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan said the successful introduction of the Metrocard had made the old multitrip tickets redundant.
"Less tha half of one per cent of the travelling public still use a multitrip ticket instead of the new Metrocard,they are now to be retired from service,"Mullighan said.
The use of the smartcard had grown to 86% of all validations on public transport since its introduction.Adelaide Metro stopped selling Multitrip tickets in June last year.
Mullighan said multitrip ticketholders could transfer remaining trips or money to their Metrocard,or exchange the remaining trips for single trip tickets.
Customers can make the exchange until February 28 next year.
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Re: End nigh for paper multitrip tickets.

Postby Fleet Lists » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:03 pm

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/25664806/mu ... source=wan

The cardboard tickets used for Adelaide public transport will become invalid from the end of this month.

The South Australian Government said Crouzet multitrip tickets had not been sold since the middle of the year.

Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan said that any time until the end of next February, commuters could transfer the dollar value of unused trips from their old multitrip tickets to a plastic Metrocard, or get single trip tickets in exchange.

He said since MetroCard was introduced there also were cheaper trip options for Adelaide commuters, such as a 28-day pass which allowed unlimited travel in that period.

To transfer the remainder of multitrip tickets to a Metrocard, commuters can go to Adelaide railway station in the city or the Metro InfoCentre at the corner of Currie and King William Streets.

Another option is to post the multitrip tickets to Reply paid 83100 GPO Box 1533, Adelaide 5000 and enclose a return address, so single trip tickets can be posted out.

Mr Mullighan said the plastic smartcard now accounted for 86 per cent of trips taken.
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Re: End nigh for paper multitrip tickets.

Postby nscaler69 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:13 pm

Nine news story about it; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0Nw8DVXjI including the Transport minister that doesn't quite know what he is talking about, either that or bad editing causing misinterpretation.
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Re: End nigh for paper multitrip tickets.

Postby thedom » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:31 pm

Are they working on a solution to remove single trips/day trips from the system then?

Are they proposing prepay services? Or working out a better/less cash onboard payment system on buses? Tvm's etc?
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Re: End nigh for paper multitrip tickets.

Postby Douglas » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:00 pm

thedom wrote:Are they working on a solution to remove single trips/day trips from the system then?


No.

quick edit to expand: There's no real point to removing singles at this point. The equipment can support it so if they did remove it that's wasted money, Melbourne removed singles and it was a farce for a while all the goings on surrounding it, and I can't think of any real benefit for doing so at this time.
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Re: End nigh for paper multitrip tickets.

Postby The Phonj » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:47 am

Some time ago the drivers changed their blank ticket stock to a newer type - the new machines support a slightly different type of ticket in addition to the old style tickets. All that's going to happen is that a switch will be turned off and the machines will stop accepting all old Crouzet tickets.
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