TransLink, the Australian transit authority responsible for transport in South East Queensland, has extended its go card electronic ticketing scheme to include ferry services for Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI).
Designed and delivered by Cubic Transportation Systems, part of the transportation systems division of Cubic Corporation, go card enables users to travel seamlessly on all TransLink bus, train and ferry services and entitles travel savings and discounts.
Upgrades took one month and four ferries were installed with the go card readers on-board, which now increases ferry services with go card capability to 32 in the South East Queensland precinct.
The major network extension will benefit more than 4,500 residents who reside on Karragarra, Lamb, Macleay and Russell Islands. Commuters will now be able to use the go card as they travel between the islands and the mainland. Residents will have access to all the benefits that come with electronic ticketing, including ease of access and the ability to use the go card across different transport modes.
Translink launched the extension on July 1 at Redland Bay, the first major extension of the integrated transport network since it was formed in 2004. Leading up to the launch, the State Government handed out thousands of free go cards as part of a $75,000 promotion.