SA students first in line for Metrocards


Adelaide tertiary students facing end-of-year exams are receiving Metrocards ahead of the pack

October
24, 2012

Adelaide tertiary students facing end-of-year exams are receiving Metrocards ahead of the rest of the public.

State Transport Services Minister Chloe Fox says Adelaide Metro info teams
are visiting tertiary campuses this week to
provide students
with Metrocards before
the cards' full public release next month.

"We understand this can be a stressful time for tertiary students with their upcoming exams so we want to make the Metrocard transition as easy as possible for those who use public transport," Fox says.

"We will have teams visiting campuses explaining how Metrocard works and providing tertiary students with an opportunity to purchase one ahead of exams and the full public release."

The concession Metrocards will be sold using EFTPOS at Metrobooths, and will be pre-paid only, meaning some credit will already be uploaded to the card.

They will cost $13.50, including $3.50 for the once-off cost for the card and $10 credit.

The Metrocard can then be recharged using machines onboard trains and trams, at Adelaide Metro info centres or any Metrocard agents.

Information is being emailed to students through their tertiary institution alerting them about Metrocards.

The pre-release of Metrocards to tertiary students follows last week’s launch of the new seniors’ card, which also doubles as a Metrocard.

For further information about the Metrocard visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au

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