PERTH GOES FOR SMART TRAVEL : AUSTRALIA'S FIRST FULLY-INTEGRATED SMARTCARD FARE PAYMENT SYSTEM IS UNDER WAY FOR A 2006 LAUNCH

Beginning in 2006, public transportation users in Perth, Australia will be able to use a fully-integrated smartcard for that city’s 1,000-plus buses, 48 two-car train sets, and two ferries. SmartRider, a new automatic fare collection system, will allow users to reload their cards at designated shops and automated vending machines, as well as over the Internet, via debit card, and by phone. Satellite-based location equipment will ensure automatic calculation of fare zones for bus and ferry operations. The system is designed to take into account situations where a passenger goes through a gated railway station onto the platform, then remembers he or she left something in a the car, and exits within a certain period of time and without using the system. SmartRider is programmed to take no deductions in such a situation. About 500,000 SmartRider cards are anticipated to be in use when the system is fully operational.

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    • July/August 2005
  • Corporate Authors:

    Route One Publishing Limited

    Horizon House, Azalea Drive
    Swanley, Kent  United Kingdom  BR8 8JR
  • Authors:
    • Somerville-Brown, M
  • Publication Date: 2005-7

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01006959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:33AM