Rollout complete


The rollout of Auckland’s public transport smart card is complete

The rollout of Auckland’s pre-pay smart card for public transport travel AT HOP has been completed by Auckland Transport.

The card was first introduced on the region’s rail network in October 2012 and has been progressively rolled out since then.

There is now more than 250,000 AT HOP cards being regularly used by customers around the region.

Auckland Transport chairman Lester Levy says the rate at which public transport users have taken to the new system so far bodes well for on-going patronage growth.

"Other transformational projects such as the fleet of new electric trains, improved reliability of all services and a major focus on customer needs and satisfaction levels are other vital elements in delivering a world class public transport system."

Auckland mayor Len Brown is a regular user of public transport and also acknowledges what a significant milestone completion of the AT HOP rollout is.

"The transformation of Auckland’s public transport system is well and truly underway, and the completion of the AT HOP rollout is a critical part of that."

The project has been delivered in partnership with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).

Agency’s Group Manager of Planning and Investment Dave Brash congratulates the Auckland Transport-led team on the successful introduction of integrated ticketing into Auckland.

"Making public transport easier and more attractive for people is a key priority for NZTA," he says.

"So, after seven years of development, and a $73 million investment from the national land transport fund, we’re pleased with the resulting sophisticated platform, underpinned by a national ticketing standard that could support integrated ticketing systems across the country."

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