Cubic Corporation announced earlier this week that it will expand the open payment trial to bring contactless ticketing into Australia, across the entire Sydney ferry and light rail network.
“In New South Wales (NSW), we know transport is no longer just about infrastructure but also about embracing technology to provide the best services possible for our customers,” said Andrew Constance, NSW transport minister. “The integration of contactless transport payments into the Opal ticketing system makes the purchasing of one-off fares quick, easy and seamless, providing choice and convenience to customers.”
More than 15,000 passengers have used their Mastercard to tap on and pay for travel across Sydney Harbour since the trial began on the Manly Ferry service in July 2017. With this contactless trial extension, customers will now also be able to use American Express and Visa cards to pay for their travel.
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