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Transportation Systems (CTS) is extending Sydney’s contactless payment system beyond light rail and ferries to include the Australian city’s train network.
The technology allows commuters to pay for ticketing via credit cards, smart watches and other electronic devices, alongside the Opal card.
CTS’s Asia-Pacific team and Transport for New South Wales initially made the contactless system available for the city’s Manly ferry service in 2017.
this year, the contactless system was extended to Sydney's ferries and light rail services and is estimated to have accumulated more than 235,000 trips.
Tom Walker, senior vice president and managing director of CTS Asia-Pacific, says the project is driven by New South Wales Transport and transport minister Andrew Constance’s plans for using advanced technologies to improve transport for commuters.
In September, CTS announced its plans to provide Sydney with a next-generation transportation management solution.