Go Card's new mark

Uptake of TransLink’s Go Card shows no signs of slowing down with the two -millionth card celebrated in Brisbane today

Go Card's new mark
Go Card’s new mark
June 9, 2011

TransLink’s Go card smartcard has gone ‘multi-platinum’ with the issue of the two millionth card this week.

Queensland Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk says the milestone was achieved with the support of retailers who were an important part of the largest smartcard retail network in Australia.

"There has been significant investment across the Go Card distribution network resulting in a 150 per cent growth in the past 18 months," Palaszczuk says.

"The support of our retail agents is vital to the continued success of Go Card and we are celebrating the two million milestone by recognising our highest performing Go Card retailers."

Palaszczuk says Go Card growth has led to improvements to the public transport network.

"The travel data provided by Go Card is helping us provide more frequent and reliable public transport, including the 150,000 weekly train seats and 50,000 additional weekly bus seats as a result of new timetabling this week," she says.

Member for Brisbane Central Grace Grace, who has lobbied heavily for more Go Card retail outlets, says the product is now easily available to commuters.

"There are now 560 locations to buy a Go Card and more than 1500 places where you can top-up a Go Card," Grace says.

"It's important our public transport network is easily accessible for commuters and that means the go card must be easily accessible as well."

Cubic Australasia Managing Director Matt Cole says the Queensland Government and TransLink deserved congratulations for the two millionth Go Card milestone.

"Cubic is delighted to have played a part in the success of the Go Card system, which richly deserves the title awarded last year as the best smartcard ticketing scheme for public transport in Australia," Cole says.

Photo: Celebrating the two-millionth Go Card, from left, are Queensland Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk, Brisbane’s Post Office Square retailers Kristina and Jordan Cowen, with TransLink CEO Peter Strachan and Cubic Australasia MD Matt Cole

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