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Smartcard for buses in Wellington

by craic Online Now May 7, 2008 at 1:26 PM

The Wellington Metlink site is quite good but i cannot find out where or how to buy a smartcard.

I have tried several corner stores and 24 hour convenience stores - no joy.

It is much cheaper to have a card and at the moment I have three 10 trip cards - for zones 1,2 and 3.

But like today I am going out to Eastbourne and that is zone 6 - which I would rarely go to so don't want to buy a 10 trip.

And how does a smart card work? Do you keep topping it up or what?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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    Re: Smartcard for buses in Wellington

    by Kakapo2 Online Now May 7, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    The website says you can get them from the operator's bus drivers:

    metlink.org.nz/story18348.ph...

    I have not tried it in Wellington but I think the Smartcard is what the Metrocard is in Christchurch. You keep on topping them up. So using the card is prepaying your travels, and that is why you get the 20% discount.

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    Re: Smartcard for buses in Wellington

    by craic Online Now May 7, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    thanking you

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