Sydney to Trial Bank Card Tapping

opalThe NSW government has planned trials of bank card payments via card tapping on the state’s public transport network in 2017. The development means commuters will be able to tap on and off services with a credit or debit card.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance announced the trial at the Future Transport Summit in Sydney recently.

London’s Oyster card system finalised their rollout of a similar system in late 2014.

The minister reminded us that a lot of work still needs to be done in the first stage of the project such as finalising partnerships, working with the finance and contactless payments sector. Software needs to be develop and a customer trial would also need to be conducted.

Queensland is another state also looking at its own Go Card e-ticketing system.

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