MONDAY – TRAIN TICKETING CHANGES
For the past two weeks I have been going blue in the face reminding people of the changes – these are the changes:
Monday 10 September 2012 – REMEMBER THAT DATE IF YOU CATCH THE TRAINS!
Because On-board Train Staff come Monday 10 September 2012 will no longer sell the following tickets to passengers:
- 10-Trip Tickets (all stages and both adult and kiddies)
- Day Rovers
- Discovery Passes
- Family Passes
Basically only Singe Trip and Super Gold tickets will be sold on-board the trains!
Check the embedded brochures below to see where you can get your 10-Trip and Day Passes from – any question ring Auckland Transport.
From Monday 10 September 2012, these big blue machines go live [on the Western and Onehunga Lines first, South and East later in the week - so just be aware]:
This is the Ticketing and Top Up Machine where from September 10 you can buy your single trip tickets.
Referring to the brochures above, other products will be available from these blue machines as AT-HOP is rolled out across Auckland.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
MAKE SURE YOU ARE PREPARED COME MONDAY – for the start of an exciting new journey towards a fully integrated public transport system
And Monday is basically here folks
Auckland Transport Blog had this to say on the ticketing changes as well:
From Auckland Transport Blog
By Matt L, on September 9th, 2012
Tomorrow is going to be a pretty historic day for the rail network, for probably the first time ever there will be a change to how ticketing is done for trains in Auckland. In anticipation of the roll out of integrated ticketing in at the end of October,on-board ticket sales are being phased out so that regular users can start to get used to to buying their tickets before getting on the train. The ticket machines that started popping up a few months ago will be used to do this although there will be staff on platforms to assist people if they need it. For a few more weeks on-board sales will still be possible which I guess is to ease people into it. 10 trip tickets will also no longer be able to be brought on the trains and can only be purchased from the ticket offices however after Hop goes live they will phased out all together.
With the machines ready to go and reports of some people already using them, I decided to pop down to my local station to have a go at using it and to document it for the blog. The first thing you will notice is that the machines have now been dressed up with various labels to make them easier to use, I think they are quite tidy and not over the top which is good.
Head over to the site and see Matt L use one of the machines as one day Train Riders, you will be using them too :O
So Monday is here
Are You Ready?