[LINK] Vic transport smartcard to cost $1bn

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Wed Feb 6 15:21:41 EST 2008


On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 03:13:00PM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> we've had a single ticketing system for over 20 years. you can buy
> two-hour, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly tickets. one ticket lets you
> travel as much as you want in the time allowed(*) in the travel zone
> that it is valid for. 

in case it's not obvious from what i wrote, the one ticket is valid on
all forms of public transport in melbourne: trams, trains, and buses.

your journey can use any or all of these forms of transport, as many
times as you wish within the time limit that the ticket is valid for.


btw, as well as what i mentioned about the 2-hour ticket being stamped
for the hour after it's validated, your ticket is valid as long as you
board your final vehicle before it expires. so if you board a bus two
minutes before your ticket expires, it's still valid until you get off.
i'm not 100% sure that it's that way officially but that's the way it
works in practice.

makes no difference if you've got a daily ticket, but it's great if
you're poor and have only bought a 2-hour ticket.


craig

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