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metroCARD announcement

Postby Eagle Eye » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:21 am

https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announ ... at-savings

Cheaper travel, free metroCARDs and free group travel. Must be an election around the corner!
$2,500 fines for vehicles illegally using red Bus Only lanes - could cut the state's debt real quickly if they extended that to regular Bus Lanes!
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Re: metroCARD announcement

Postby TA3001 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:41 pm

I don't see a mention of a daily cap. This would be the most desirable 'improvement' regarding the card.

Too hard for them to implement, or do they just want every cent they can get from unsuspecting travelers?
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Re: metroCARD announcement

Postby Skexis » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:22 am

What is it with you and a daily cap? Just buy a daytrip already.
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Re: metroCARD announcement

Postby busrider » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:26 am

All the other cities do it, why not Adelaide? It'd be good for those who don't use public transport enough to warrant getting a 14 or 28 day pass. The Metrocard should never be more expensive than an equivalent paper ticket, yet if you're out and about all day, it can be. Buy a daytrip you say... But if I'm not carrying cash, then I can't really do that, unless I board a train or tram with a vending machine that accepts cards. I could go to an ATM or supermarket to get cash out before I get on the bus, but that's just another hassle. The Daily cap is something that should be pretty easy to implement, so I don't know why they haven't done it yet...
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Re: metroCARD announcement

Postby TT » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:04 am

Just put a day cap of $10.20 on regular metrocards (and $5.10 on concessions) and it will be exactly same cost as buying a day trip ticket but a hell of a lot more convenient. Most if not all other Australian states have it. But then they also manage to have instant upload when you load money online on your Opal, Myki or whatever, not like Adelaide where they can only upload once a day at 9pm. Load some money on at 10pm and “suffer” all the next day. If you do it at a deli, newsagent it’s instant but not through the Adelaide Metro website. A bit prehistoric really.
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Re: metroCARD announcement

Postby TA3001 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:22 am

Skexis wrote:What is it with you and a daily cap? Just buy a daytrip already.


It's been explained here a few times. If you read the messages in detail, you will see why I have mentioned this several times now.
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Re: metroCARD announcement

Postby I Follow PAFC » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:20 am

Put $10.00 on my metro card on Friday, 21 September 2018 12:37:26 PM and still only got 32c on my card and I need it on Monday.
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Re: metroCARD announcement

Postby PD2/20 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:26 pm

I Follow PAFC wrote:Put $10.00 on my metro card on Friday, 21 September 2018 12:37:26 PM and still only got 32c on my card and I need it on Monday.

The AdMet website says
After recharging online, the value should be available at your first validation the next day (If the recharge is completed before 9pm, it will generally be available on your metrocard when you use it the next morning).

The validator will flash both green and yellow lights to indicate that the online recharge has been added to your metrocard. After recharging online, your updated balance and transaction history statement may take up to 24-48 hours to appear on your online metrocard account.
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Re: metroCARD announcement

Postby I Follow PAFC » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:45 pm

PD2/20 wrote:
I Follow PAFC wrote:Put $10.00 on my metro card on Friday, 21 September 2018 12:37:26 PM and still only got 32c on my card and I need it on Monday.

The AdMet website says
After recharging online, the value should be available at your first validation the next day (If the recharge is completed before 9pm, it will generally be available on your metrocard when you use it the next morning).

The validator will flash both green and yellow lights to indicate that the online recharge has been added to your metrocard. After recharging online, your updated balance and transaction history statement may take up to 24-48 hours to appear on your online metrocard account.


Thanks for that PD2/20
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Re: metroCARD announcement

Postby Skexis » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:51 pm

I Follow PAFC wrote:Put $10.00 on my metro card on Friday, 21 September 2018 12:37:26 PM and still only got 32c on my card and I need it on Monday.

Kindly ensure you carry enough cash to cover your fare in case the recharge has not worked. I'm now heartily sick of people who seem to think that they deserve a free ride simply because their card has insufficient balance.
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