Commuters On Shorncliffe Line Can Now Pay Using The Smart Ticketing System

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Did you know that passengers on the Shorncliffe train line can now pay for their journey using their bank cards, smart phones, and even smart watches?

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This comes as Queensland’s smart ticketing system for adult full-fare customers went online for both the Shorncliffe and Doomben lines, on Monday, 14 November 2022.

For the Shorncliffe station, the trial applies to anywhere between Shorncliffe, Sandgate, Deagon, North Boondall, Boondall, Nudgee, Banyo, Bindha, Northgate, Nundah, Toombul, Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley/ and Central stations.

This new smart ticketing trial also comes on the heels of the success of the Gold Coast light rail trial, which started in December 2020. The Gold Coast trial has recorded up to 1.7 million trips on the network since it started.

Smart ticketing was introduced to Brisbane in August 2022 and is now being rolled out across the Redcliffe Peninsula, Ferny Grove, Springfield, Ipswich/Rosewood, Caboolture, and the Sunshine Coast.

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TransLink encourages commuters to try smart ticketing because it offers contactless payment methods in addition to Go Cards and paper tickets to pay for public transport.

Passengers who would like to use their bank cards will be able to tap on and off to pay for travel using their Visa, Mastercard, and American Express linked card or device.

“The current card-based system is more than 19 years old and is approaching end of life, meaning the current system and equipment does not have the capability to evolve with changing technology and customer needs and has been superseded by new cloud-based ticketing systems and secure contactless payment technology,” TransLink stated.

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Meanwhile, those who would still like to use their go cards may continue doing so. Paying with the go card also still applies to customers travelling on a child or concession fare and those who travel beyond Roma Street station or using a connecting bus service.

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For more information about using the smart ticketing system, visit