The State Government is investing approximately $58 million to modernise SmartRider, Transperth’s cashless ticketing system.
The project involves the replacement of all SmartRider validators and upgrades of the back-end technology.
Rolled out in a staged approach, the upgrades involve the installation of new SmartRider validators and software, a new generation SmartRider card with more advanced card encryption technologies, and the ability to pay for fares by credit card, debit card or smart device.
Stage 1 Testing
Stage 1 will involve the testing of the next generation validators at Claisebrook, East Perth, Glendalough, Perth and Warwick stations.
Additionally, new Add Value Machines will undergo public testing at Warwick and Joondalup stations. Along with adding value these machines will be able to sell standard SmartRiders.
Testing is expected to commence in late 2023 and run until early 2024.
For more information on Stage 1 testing, please visit the Transperth Website.
Stage 1 Rollout
Once testing is complete, the first stage of the project will see the installation of over 4,200 new SmartRider validators at train stations and on buses and ferries.
The new Add Value Machines will also be rolled out replacing the current machines.
SmartRider was introduced over 15 years ago and was widely recognised as the best cashless ticketing system in the country.
For more information on the changes to SmartRider and the ticketing system visit the Transperth Website.