New public transport ticketing system for Canberra

Two women at a bus stop looking at a phone. The community will benefit from a range of high-tech features aimed at making it easy to plan, pay for and take public transport.

Canberrans will be able to choose to pay bus and light rail fares by card, cash, phone or other smart devices when design of the city’s new public transport ticketing system is complete.

A procurement process for the new ticketing system has begun.

In addition to convenient and flexible payment methods, the new ticketing system will be designed to provide Canberra bus and light rail users with real time travel information.

By improving real time travel updates, the system will address the community feedback that real time information is currently slow.

The community will benefit from a range of high-tech features aimed at making it easy to plan, pay for and take public transport.

We expect this added convenience will encourage more people to make the switch to public transport.

For more information and updates, visit transport.act.gov.au.