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Metcard

29 April 2022

Equipment and infrastructure for the Metcard automated ticketing system used throughout Melbourne until December 2012.

Myki failures and breakdowns

25 April 2022

A galley of the many ways that Melbourne's 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system can let passengers down.

Myki

1 April 2022

Photos of bits and pieces to do with Melbourne's 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system

Authorised Officers

1 April 2022

Authorised Officers check tickets on Melbourne's train, tram and bus networks. V/Line has also started to employ them, despite having conductors onboard trains to do the same thing.

Adelaide Metro ticketing

4 October 2019

In 2012 Adelaide Metro introduced their new Metrocard smartcard ticketing system, that runs in parallel with the previous Crouzet magnetic stripe system used for single trip tickets.

Ticketing systems of Sydney

10 June 2017

Sydney uses a disparate collection of ticketing systems to collect fare on public transport: uses magstripe tickets, the multi-modal MyZone system covers much of the network, but each mode also issue their own tickets. T-Card was the first attempt at replacing it was a Smartcard system but failed, with the Opal system currently being introduced.

Prodata ticketing equipment on the Bucharest Metro

19 December 2012

In the capital of Romania, the Bucharest Metro uses a ticketing system very similar to Metcard, the equipment having been supplied by Prodata - the same company that supplied validators to Melbourne. Magstripe tickets are used for single trips, with smartcards for regular travellers, and the recent introduction of payment via credit card using the contactless Paywave/Paypass technologies