- Travelers moving between Central station and Cleveland station will be able to use the new smart ticketing system under the state government’s $371 million project, run in partnership with Cubic Transportation Systems.
- The Qld Govt began trialing the smart ticketing system (allowing users to pay with credit or debit cards and smart devices) on the Gold Coast light rail network in 2020.
- The project includes replacing about 1300 fixed devices and 12,000 onboard readers to unify 18 different payment systems under one smart ticketing umbrella.
- Commuters can currently use the system on the Ferny Grove, Ipswich/Rosewood, Springfield Central, Sunshine Coast/Caboolture, Redcliffe Peninsula, Doomben and Shorncliffe train lines.
- The near-term roadmap includes the Airport, Beenleigh, and Gold Coast train lines, and the connection via the Gold Coast light rail right through to Brisbane CBD.