The New South Wales (NSW) Government has selected global m-payments service provider ‘epay’ to act as the fourth member in the consortium assigned to deliver Sydney’s smart card-based transit system, according to busnews.com.au.
Epay has been charged with installing and managing the retail/electronic payment component of the new Oyster Card-style system, which will be rolled out across Sydney’s bus, rail and ferry networks.
Epay will join Cubic, Downer EDI and the Commonwealth Bank as the fourth member in the so-called Pearl Consortium.
According to Sheppard, epay’s system will allow commuters to reload their smart cards at nearly 2,000 outlets across Sydney, including convenience stores, supermarkets, newstands and gas stations.
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