4 Jul 2016

Wellington works towards single transport tickets

10:33 am on 4 July 2016

Some of the more than 250 different fare types for the capital's public transport are likely to be cut as the regional council prepares for the introduction of a single ticket system.

Wellington bus.

no captio Photo: Supplied / GWRC

French company Transdev took over responsibility for managing and operating Wellington's trains at the weekend.

It plans to work with the council to better integrate train and bus services and introduce a single ticketing system.

Greater Wellington Regional Council said integrated ticketing will not be a reality until 2018 at the earliest.

For the next two years, it will be working to reduce the more than 250 different fare types for Wellington's bus, train and harbour ferry services.

It is also working with the Transport Agency on developing a business case for integrated ticketing.

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