Kia ora Upper Hutt,
What do you think about the Snapper card extension to Wellington Train services?
Snapper will be rolled out on Wellington train services from October this year, ending over a century of paper ticket use.
The Johnsonville Line will be the first to trial the paperless system, with a full roll out dependent on the finalisation of commercial negotiations.
This is seen as a step towards Waka Kotahi's planned National Ticketing Solution, an initiative that would see all of New Zealand's public transport centralised on one payment system. It would let commuters pay for their journey through a credit/debit card, similar to London's Oyster Card, in use since 2011.
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