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Changes to urban fare structure effective 1 October 2015

METRO has made changes to our urban fare structure from 1 October 2015. Greencards are cheaper, easier, and help us run more efficient services so we have made standard daily caps even lower, discontinued Day Tripper and Day Rover all-day tickets, and ceased 90-minute transfers on cash tickets. Read here for more details of the changes and how you can get your free Greencard.

Change is always challenging, and we want to ensure that Metro’s considerable customer-base of travellers is well informed and understands how these changes can benefit them!

The following main changes that came into effect from 1 October 2015:

  • Day Tripper and Day Rover all-day tickets have been discontinued. Instead, Greencard standard daily caps have been made even lower.
  • New Greencard daily caps (the maximum amount that can be charged each day):

– Adult – $4.40, or $8.80 if first boarding is before 9am M-F (excluding public holidays)

– Concession – $2.40, or $4.80 if first boarding is before 9am M-F (excl. public holidays)

– Student – $2.80 (no matter when first boarding is made).

  • 90-minute transfers on cash tickets have ceased, but Greencard customers will still enjoy a 90 minute free transfer period.

Low Greencard daily caps

Daily Caps automatically limit the total amount you can be charged per day. Metro knows it’s important to be connected so we have lowered most daily caps and peak caps from 1 October 2015.

Cash Greencard
Ticket Single Single* Standard Daily Cap Peak Daily Cap^
Adult Short 3.10 2.48
  Medium 4.40 3.52 4.40 8.80
  Long 6.50 5.20
Concession All Sections 2.00 1.60 2.40 4.80
Student All Sections 1.40 1.12 2.80

*Greencard permits free transfers within 90 minutes of boarding.

^Peak Daily Cap applies if first boarding is made before 9am Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays).

Concession passengers will pay no more than $2.40 per day when using a Greencard, unless your first boarding is made prior to 9am Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) in which case a peak cap of $4.80 will apply.

Using a Greencard to limit the cost of daily travel instead of Day Tripper will save concession entitled passengers money – $225 a year if you use the bus every day!

Number of Day Trippers purchased per week Current paper-ticket cost Current Greencard equivalent New Greencard equivalent (from 1 October 2015) Weekly saving Yearly saving (50 weeks)
1 $3.30 $3.00 $2.40 $0.90 $45.00
2 $6.60 $6.00 $4.80 $1.80 $90.00
3 $9.90 $9.00 $7.20 $2.70 $135.00
4 $13.20 $12.00 $9.60 $3.60 $180.00
5 $16.50 $15.00 $12.00 $4.50 $225.00

 

Adult passengers will pay no more than $4.40 per day when using Greencard, unless your first boarding is made prior to 9am Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) in which case a peak cap of $8.80 will apply.

Student passengers can travel all day, any day, at any time of the day, and never pay more than just $2.80 per day when using Greencard.

90 minute transfers

You will still be able to buy a paper ticket on board with cash, however the current 90 minute transfer feature has ceased. Free transfers for 90 minutes will continue to be available for Greencard customers.

Where it is necessary to change buses on a single journey, (e.g. boarding at Claremont and changing buses at Glenorchy to continue to Hobart), Metro’s drivers will be able to issue a paper ‘destination-based’ ticket which will permit the journey to be ‘broken’. The ticket will permit the holder to complete the journey at any time during the day of issue (no 90-minute limit).

Number of Single Trip Concession tickets purchased per week Paper-ticket cost Greencard equivalent Weekly saving Yearly saving (50 weeks)
1 $2.00 $1.60 $0.40 $20.00
2 $4.00 $3.20 $0.80 $40.00
3 $6.00 $4.80 $1.20 $60.00
4 $8.00 $6.40 $1.60 $80.00
5 $10.00 $8.00 $2.00 $100.00

 

With no card fee, low daily caps and discounted fares, there’s never been a better time to get on-board with Greencard.

For more information on these changes get in touch with our customer service team by emailing correspondence@metrotas.com.au or calling 13 22 01.