Archive for the ‘HOP’ Category

Bus Operators Change to Thales

Bus Operators Change to Thales

Auckland Transport said today, it was pleased to confirm Auckland’s bus consortium has advised its members will install Thales hardware on their bus fleets as...

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Integrated Ticketing Saga

Integrated Ticketing Saga

The site has recorded the long slow trek to Auckland getting integrated ticketing. Jon C recorded four years of debate about it which you can read by accessing...

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Other Bus Companies Confirm They’ll HOP

Other Bus Companies Confirm They’ll HOP

Five more bus companies have confirmed they will offer the HOP card but it won’t happen to almost a year away. The companies are Ritchie’s Transport, Howick...

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RWC Transport Passes A Success

RWC Transport Passes A Success

Auckland Transport is hailing the first attempt at a multi-mode transport card for Auckland as a success. 1228 special A-Passes were sold to RWC visitors. They were...

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First Test Of Real Integrated Ticketing

First Test Of Real Integrated Ticketing

The Rugby World Cup will provide the first limited test of the real integrated ticketing, being created by international firm Thales. Auckland Transport will launch...

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Just Tag Off Will You!

Just Tag Off Will You!

There was amusing disquiet on my bus yesterday when a crowded bus got sick of hearing the HOP reader announce every few seconds at a bus stop “Remember to...

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Helpful Advert About HOP

Helpful Advert About HOP

If you think the introduction of HOP/Snapper has been confusing, check out the advert in the latest issue of the AUT student magazine Debate. It will answer all...

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Snapper Puts Its Case

Snapper Puts Its Case

Snapper has today issued a press release crowing about its success in bringing its Snapper smart card to Auckland Snapper CEO, Miki Szikszai, said in his release:...

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HOP Questions, Comments

HOP Questions, Comments

One week on from the introduction of the HOP smartcard for public transpor,t Auckland Transport is already hailing it a success. It says the introduction of the...

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Train Tag Posts Arrive

Train Tag Posts Arrive

Here is what the HOP Train tag posts look like. Reader Jym spotted one at Morningside so I went and had a close look.

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First HOP Day

First HOP Day

It was the first weekday day for the new Auckland transport HOP smart card today. More than 15,000 bus users on the North Shore swapped their Go Rider card for a...

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HOP Needs To Jump Elsewhere

HOP Needs To Jump Elsewhere

When integrated ticketing was at last seriously mooted, some of us had a dream we could use the one card around the country for public transport. That is still the...

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HOP Swap Starts

HOP Swap Starts

I noticed the new HOP assistants out and about today at Britomart train station and around the place. Go-Rider public transport card users on the North Shore have...

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HOP Starts From May 8

HOP Starts From May 8

The first phase of Auckland’s new smartcard, HOP, for Auckland’s public transport users, will roll out on May 8. As mentioned earlier it’s at the end...

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HOP Clarified Again

HOP Clarified Again

It’s at the end of next year that that all Auckland’s bus, all ferry and all rail will be on the HOP ticket. By then, you will be using only HOP not...

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HOP Confusion Answered By AT

HOP Confusion Answered By AT

Confusing, conspiracy theories, cynical…..the reaction to the much-awaited Auckland integrated ticketing scheme HOP has not been as happy as one might have...

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HOP Integrated Card Launched (Update)

HOP Integrated Card Launched (Update)

Auckland Transport is today launching details of the first stage of its long awaited integrated ticketing, confirming the name of the tag on tag off smart card is...

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How HOP Tag Posts Look

How HOP Tag Posts Look

At tonight’s launch of the Auckland Transport HOP card at Britomart, we got a close-up look at the tag on tag off posts for Hop as being installed in the NZ...

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Snapper Launched In Auckland

Snapper Launched In Auckland

The Wellington-based Snapper Card, which will be one integrated ticketing option, has been officially launched this morning in Auckland although we haven’t...

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Integrated Ticketing Training Starts

Integrated Ticketing Training Starts

NZ Bus has commenced training for the introduction of integrated ticketing for Auckland public transport. More than 1,000 drivers have to be trained. Over 80 shops...

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Integrated Ticketing Misses Capital

Integrated Ticketing Misses Capital

It’s disappointing to learn that there are no plans for Aucklanders to be able to use its official integrated ticketing card when they visit Wellington. I...

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How It’s Looking: Tag Off Posts(Update)

And this is what the final tag on tag off integrated ticketing posts will look like: Crop circles on Morningside station? Maybe not. But as the Double Rainbow guy...

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Integrated Ticketing For RWC2011

Integrated Ticketing For RWC2011

Auckland Transport this afternoon revealed that integrated ticketing system- one smart card – is on track for a stage one launch before the Rugby World Cup...

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