Stirling passengers invited to test new ticketing system
Stirling public transport users will get the first chance to try out Transperth's state-of-the-art SmartRider ticketing system, which will replace the familiar MultiRider tickets within a year.
Transperth is calling for 450 passengers, including peak time commuters and concession passengers, who use the train or connecting bus services from Stirling Station to trial the new system for a four-week period starting May 2.
Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan urged Stirling passengers to join the trial to test the new technology before it is introduced.
"Volunteers will be given a SmartRider card with a value of $20 standard and $10 concession," Ms MacTiernan said.
"They will be required to use the card at least twice a week during the trial period as well as reload value on to their card and make an account inquiry."
The Minister said volunteers would be required to maintain a diary documenting comments and test results on their use of the SmartRider card and the new ticket reading equipment, as well as complete a survey at the end of the trial.
In return for participation in the trial, Transperth is offering volunteers a free 40-ride MultiRider.
Employing smartcard technology, the SmartRider card has an embedded computer chip that enables it to interact with fare gates and card processors that will be located on ferries, buses and station platforms.
Passengers will swipe their card over the processor to tag on and tag off. The lowest fare for the trip will be deducted from the card.
Unlike the current MultiRider system, SmartRider cards are not restricted to a pre-determined number of zones and registered cards can also be cancelled if lost or stolen.
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