Credit card pay­ment tri­als for Manly ferry

ABC (Australia) - - NEWS -

The NSW Govern­ment is con­duct­ing a new elec­tronic pay­ment trial on the Manly ferry.

Tourism & Trans­port Fo­rum chief ex­ec­u­tive Margy Os­mond con­grat­u­lated NSW Govern­ment and Trans­port Min­is­ter An­drew Con­stance on the trial, which will al­low cus­tomers catch­ing the ser­vice from Cir­cu­lar Quay or Manly to use their credit card to tap on and off at the Opal gates.

“The Cir­cu­lar Quay to Many Ferry is Aus­tralia’s most iconic pub­lic trans­port ser­vice and is known across the world as one of the best ways to en­joy Syd­ney Har­bour,” she says.

“The roll­out of a new con­tact­less pay­ment op­tion will make life eas­ier for the tourists who make up 40 per cent of people who catch the Manly Ferry ev­ery day by re­mov­ing the in­con­ve­nience of hav­ing to queue and top up cards to make the trip.

“This is a wel­come first step in what we hope will be the on­go­ing roll­out of open loop tick­et­ing in pub­lic trans­port ser­vices across Syd­ney, which must also in­clude other credit and debit card providers to en­sure a level play­ing field and pro­vide max­i­mum con­ve­nience to com­muters and vis­i­tors alike.”

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