Go Card hits 100,000

TransLink’s public transport smartcard Go Card registered 100,000 users this week after three years in operation

Go Card hits 100,000
Go Card hits 100,000

April 14, 2011

TransLink registered its 100,000th Go Card customer this week with no sign of losing popularity since its introduction on southern Queensland public transport services in 2008.

Queensland Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk says the auto top-up milestone occurred just over a year after new functionality for Go Card became available.

"More than 100,000 commuters have used auto top-up since its introduction," Palaszczuk says.

"This milestone comes on the back of Go Card now being used for 80 per cent of all weekday travel across the TransLink network."

She says this time last year Go Card was at about 50 per cent use for weekday travel.

"This is a fantastic result showing just how much our Go Card system is maturing and continuing to grow, despite only being introduced in 2008.

"This high level of smartcard uptake is comparable to other mature smartcard systems in other cities, including London."

The Go Card’s auto top-up function is free and simple to set up, ensuring the card carries enough credit to travel to any destination on the TransLink network.

"When your Go Card balance falls below $5, auto top-up automatically triggers a pre-selected top-up amount of between $20 and $200," Palaszczuk says.

"This is a great function for people who want to take the worry out of topping up as they don't have to remember or wait to top up their Go Cards at stations, newsagents or convenience stores."

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