All of Logan’s public transport is set to be operated under a smart ticketing system by the end of the year.

The system, which ditches Go Cards and upfront payment, allows people to tap their bank card or smart phone on trains and buses.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said all rail systems had been hooked up except the Brisbane Airport rail line.

“The uptake of Smart Ticketing on the tram and train network has been among the best of any public transport network in the world,” he said.

“The uptake has been particularly strong for less frequent commuters, but my message is – adults no longer need a ticket or go card to ride the train or tram, you can just use your bank card or smart phone.”

Mr Bailey said the rollout is tracking well to be on other modes of public transport across Queensland by the end of the year.

“We look forward to completing the rollout on the SEQ rail network with the Brisbane Airport line, before we turn our attention to buses and ferries,” he said.

“Smart Ticketing is on track to be available on all modes of public transport across Queensland by the end of the year, which is an incredible achievement because once complete it’ll geographically be the biggest single ticketing system in the world.”

Mr Bailey said more broadly, patronage on public transport was continuing to improve.

 

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