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Kyanar

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#116421 29-Apr-2013 07:01
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Just stepped foot on a bus to notice these fancy new Thales card readers have been installed (at least on Ritchies buses anyway).

Looks like we might finally have real integrated transport Real Soon Now?

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  #807024 29-Apr-2013 07:26
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About time

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  #807025 29-Apr-2013 07:29
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Well I hopped on a Metrolink to find that unsurprisingly, the new devices are not present - I guess that's not surprising though, two readers telling you to tag on and off is probably a little too much for the average 6am barely awake commuter to handle!

 
 
 
 


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  #807062 29-Apr-2013 08:54
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I would presume that NZ Bus owned services would be the last to adopt the new Thales readers so they can hang on to Snapper for as long as possible. So you would see new readers installed on the other bus companies first.

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  #807069 29-Apr-2013 09:06
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So was the reader on the Ritchies bus actually being used?

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  #807072 29-Apr-2013 09:08
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No.  The driver said they will probably be coming in "later this year".  It was turned off.

Like the Snapper, it's a tag on/tag off device at the front of the bus (with a large 6" or so screen), and a tag off only device at the rear door (with a two line LCD screen like the train station readers)

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  #807084 29-Apr-2013 09:15
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Is this for the AT HOP card rather than the regular Snapper/HOP card? Or both?





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  #807091 29-Apr-2013 09:25
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Im confused and disgusted with the whole transport system..... when I first had to use a HOP card, I didnt know that it was only for the main route buses and that soon as I got off at a station, I couldnt use the card for the local bus - asked HOP/AT/whoever runs this fiasco, and was told the local buses would be on board within 12 months. That was 18+ months ago now. Also told that I'd be able to top up my card online. (And see it advertised to do so) but this facility hasnt appeared either.

Thank god for car pooling....




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  #807094 29-Apr-2013 09:28
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Its an AT HOP reader, 

I guess it looked like these
Hop reader

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http://www.bettertransport.org.nz/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2665&start=2857

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  #807114 29-Apr-2013 10:00
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DravidDavid: Is this for the AT HOP card rather than the regular Snapper/HOP card? Or both?


AT HOP.  It is fundamentally incompatible with Snapper HOP, which will no longer be able to be used as from later this year.

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  #807136 29-Apr-2013 10:29
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yay, finally!




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