Synonyms for travelpass or Related words with travelpass
Examples of "travelpass"
The first multi-modal periodical tickets, called
, went on sale in September 1983 under the Wran State Government. Initially
was a flash pass system.
The introduction of MyZone did not alter the existing
, TimeTen or timed ticket products used in Newcastle. Additionally all Sydney
tickets remained valid until the magnetic-stripe ticketing system was no longer available from 1 August 2016.
All stations on this line are within MyMulti zone 3. Stations between Newcastle and Telarah are also within the Green Newcastle
zone, which remained available until 20 November 2014, despite the replacement of the Sydney
system with the MyMulti ticket. It was withdrawn in conjunction with the Newcastle Buses & Ferries Opal card rollout.
A replacement system, based on smart card technology, was first announced by the New South Wales Government in 1996, with hopes of a system to be in place before the 2000 Summer Olympics. Like the seamless transition from paper to magnetic stripe tickets, it was initially anticipated the full range of existing magnetic-strip tickets (including
periodicals) would be brought across to the new contactless-smart-card platform.
Existing multi-modal tickets
, DayTripper and BusPlus were replaced with a series of periodical train, bus and ferry tickets called MyMulti. A MyMulti ticket offered unlimited bus and ferry travel and train travel within a given zone. Zone MyMulti1 covered inner city trains, MyMulti2 covered most of the suburban Sydney train network and MyMulti3 covered all suburban, intercity and regional trains of the CityRail network.
An automated fare collection system was officially launched by Sydney Ferries services provided by the State Transit Authority on Monday 10 July 1989, following trial use by Manly Hydrofoil passengers on Friday 7 July. This replaced a system of paper tickets, token (coin) operated turnstiles and flash periodical passes (including the existing
range). State Transit installed ticket vending machines and ticket barriers at Circular Quay and Manly, the main wharves in its network. The operation of the ferries ticketing system was the focus of a corruption inquiry in 1999.
With State Transit's bus and ferry network now sharing a ticketing technology with State Rail (after the initial ferry implementation had its ticket data format revised to the new common standard), a range of multi-modal magnetic-stripe tickets could be introduced. These included previously introduced but non-magnetic stripe
, DayTripper and the Pensioner Excursion Ticket. State Rail also offered combined tickets with private operators, notably BusPlus with private bus operators in Western Sydney and the Central Coast, TramLink with the Sydney Light Rail operator, and Blue Mountains ExplorerLink with the operator of a tourist bus loop in Katoomba.
The ticketing system was expanded and rebranded with new ticket stock and new fare products. Introduced in April 2010, MyZone somewhat standardised fare product names and ticket designs across trains, buses and ferries; and brought privately operated buses into the same fare structure as those operated by the State Transit Authority. Limited integration with the then privately owned light rail system was added in 2011. For many passengers, particularly those travelling longer distances, the reduction in the number of fare bands meant substantial price cuts for public transport. However, critics noted that MyZone represented little more than a redesign of tickets for the existing
fare collection system, and pointed to the Labor government's failure to implement Tcard, a smart card system abandoned following trials in 2007.
Unlike other State Transit Authority run buses, Newcastle Buses & Ferries historically used a time-based ticketing system which was separate from the MyZone ticketing system. Single tickets could be purchased for 1 hour, 4 hours, or 23 hours, or a TimeTen ticket Multiride which equates to ten 1 hour tickets. Other than the 23-hour ticket, time-based tickets could not be used on the ferry. Newcastle Buses & Ferries also accepted, but did not sell,
, MyMulti, and Excursion tickets from the MyZone system, but not MyBus or TravelTen. As part of the Opal card rollout, 11 types of tickets including the 23 hours tickets were withdrawn on 20 November 2014. With Opal fares the time-based ticketing system is no longer used, introducing the distance based system used elsewhere. From 1 January 2016 the 1 hour ticket will be the only non Opal ticket available for use on Newcastle Buses. As of August 1st 2016, all paper tickets including the 1 hour ticket have been withdrawn.
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