Changes to fares and ticketing in 2011

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					                                   Savings for seniors
Making go card
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                                   daily cap as well as the increased
                                                                                        Changes to fares and ticketing in 2011
Easier than ever to get            off-peak discount for go card
going with a go card               users.                                                                                     ‹   go card fares and single
                                                                                        Moving forward
In January 2009 there were         TransLink and the Department of                                                                paper ticket fares will         Make the move
207 places to buy a go card.       Communities are working on an                        with go card                              increase by 15 per cent –
                                   exciting new initiative making the                                                             a go card fare will still be    to go card
This year we have more than                                                             From Monday 17 January 2011,              30 per cent cheaper for a
                                   go card even easier for seniors.                                                                                               (JJLZZ [OLZL NYLH[ ILULÄ[Z
doubled to 526 places to buy a                                                          new arrangements for fares and            single journey
                                   The co-located Seniors Card                                                                                                    and move to go card today.
go card, and more than 1000                                                             ticketing will offer new incentives
                                   go card offers seniors the safety,                                                         ‹   go card will replace all        Join the 1.4 million customers
places to top-up your go card.                                                          HUK ILULÄ[Z MVY go cards users –
                                   convenience and savings of a                                                                   multi-trip paper tickets –      already using go card and
This is well above Australian                                                           making travel easier in South East
                                   go card on their Seniors Card.                                                                 including all daily, weekly     purchase your card from one
standards, with more planned                                                            Queensland
                                                                                                                                  and monthly paper tickets       of our 526 retail outlets, by
for 2011.                                                                               The changes include:
                                                                                                                              ‹   single paper tickets will       calling 13 12 30 or visiting us
We have also rolled out another                                                         ‹   new daily cap for seniors,                                            online at www.translink.com.au
                                                                                                                                  remain for sale to ensure
17 next-generation fare machines                                                            Pension Concession Card               infrequent users and tourists
across the busway network and                                                               holders and Repatriation              are able to easily access
bus interchanges, capable of                                                                Health Care Card (Gold Card)          public transport.
topping-up go cards and selling                                                             holders – after two journeys
adult go cards and another 23                                                               are made in one day all
are due to be rolled out by the                                                             additional journeys are free
end of the year.
                                                                                        ‹   increase in the go card off-
We have also introduced a new                                                               peak discount to 15 per cent
$20 pre-loaded go card which                                                                providing more incentive to
includes a $5 deposit and                                                                   travel during the day and on
$15 of immediately available                                                                weekends or public holidays
travel credit.
Auto top-up
The go card auto top-up feature
provides customers with even
greater convenience.
When your account balance falls
below $5 it triggers a top-up
(pre-selected amount) from your
credit card.
You can now set and forget and
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enough credit to travel to your
destination.


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                                      GPO Box 50 Brisbane Qld 4001
                                     The fare increase will enable
Meeting growing                      TransLink to continue to rollout
                                                                                                            Fare examples                           Adult and concession fare tables
demand                               services to meet growing                                               An adult travelling two zones                       Adult fares (January 2011)                 Concession fares (January 2011)




                                                                                                                                                                                               travelled
                                                                                                                                                    travelled




                                                                                                                                                                                                 Zones
                                                                                                                                                      Zones
                                     demand, while gradually                                                will pay $3.11 using a go card
Public transport has changed a lot   reducing government subsidies                                                                                              Single    go card   go card                 Single    go card    go card
                                                                                                            – a saving of 30 per cent when                                                                  Paper                off-peak
since TransLink was introduced                                                                                                                                  Paper               off-peak
                                     to a more sustainable level.                                           compared with the single adult
in 2004. Integrated ticketing, new
                                     To maintain this growth of services                                    paper ticket alternative.                 1         $3.90      $2.65     $2.26       1           $2.00      $1.33     $1.14
buses, trains and ferries, new
busways, new railway lines and       our cost recovery will remain at a                                     The go card daily cap provides            2         $4.60      $3.11     $2.65       2           $2.30      $1.56     $1.33
upgraded stations.                   quarter of costs. However, over                                        cost effective travel for seniors,
                                                                                                                                                      3         $5.40      $3.68     $3.13       3           $2.70      $1.84     $1.57
                                     the next four years we will be                                         Pension Concession Card holders
In 2009-10 we delivered 304,000      working towards 30 per cent                                                                                      4         $6.10      $4.14     $3.52       4           $3.10      $2.07     $1.76
                                                                                                            and Repatriation Health Care Card
new seats on public transport for    cost recovery.                                                         (Gold Card) holders – a senior            5         $6.90      $4.72     $4.02       5           $3.50      $2.36     $2.01
South East Queensland, which is
                                                                                                            purchasing a daily paper ticket
more than projected. The revenue                                                                                                                      6         $7.70      $5.29     $4.50       6           $3.90      $2.65     $2.26
                                     Fare and subsidy levels – network wide                                 for one-zone would pay $3.40 in
generated through these new
                                           100                                                              2010. A senior using a go card for        7         $8.40      $5.75     $4.89       7           $4.20      $2.88     $2.45
changes will fund an additional
                                                       76.1%         77.8%        74.2%             75.7%   the same two journeys in 2011
305,000 weekly public transport                                                                                                                       8         $9.10      $6.21     $5.28       8           $4.60      $3.11     $2.65
                                                80                                                          would pay $2.66 in peak and then
seats on the network.                                                                                                                                 9                                          9           $4.90      $3.34     $2.84
                                                                                                            receive free unlimited travel for any               $9.70      $6.67     $5.67
Currently, for every $1 you pay in                                                                          further journeys made that day.         10                                         10            $5.60      $3.86     $3.29
                                                60                                                                                                              $11.20     $7.71     $6.56
fares, taxpayers put in $3.
                                     per cent




                                                                                                            A senior purchasing an off-peak         11          $11.90     $8.17     $6.95     11            $6.00      $4.09     $3.48
That means cost recovery through                                                                            daily paper ticket for one zone
                                                40
fares is just over 25 per cent,                                                                                                                     12          $12.40     $8.51     $7.24     12            $6.20      $4.26     $3.63
                                                                                                            would pay $2.60 in 2010 for
which is well below international                                                                           unlimited travel in that zone for       13          $12.90     $ 8.86    $7.54     13            $6.50      $4.43     $3.77
                                                20
benchmarks and much lower than                         23.9%         22.2%        25.8%             24.3%   the day between 9am and 3.30pm
                                                                                                                                                    14          $13.90     $ 9.55    $8.12     14            $7.00      $4.78     $4.07
cost recovery on roads, which is                                                                            and after 7pm. A senior using a go
about 50 per cent.                               0                                                          card for the same two journeys in       15          $15.10    $10.35     $8.80     15            $7.60      $5.18     $4.41
                                                     2009–10 Q1    2009–10 Q2   2009–10 Q3    2009–10 Q4
                                                                                                            2011 travelling in off-peak would       16                                         16            $8.10      $5.58     $4.75
                                                                                                                                                                $16.20    $11.16     $9.49
                                                                    Subsidy                  Fare           pay $2.28 and then receive free
                                                                                                            unlimited travel for the rest of        17          $17.70    $12.19    $10.37     17            $8.90      $6.10     $5.19
                                                                                                            the day.                                18          $18.70    $12.88    $10.95     18            $9.40      $6.44     $5.48
                                                                                                                                                    19          $19.70    $13.57    $11.54     19            $9.90      $6.79     $5.78
                                                                                                                                                    20          $21.20    $14.61    $12.42     20            $10.60     $7.31     $6.22
                                                                                                                                                    21          $22.20    $15.30    $13.01     21            $11.10     $7.65     $6.51
                                                                                                                                                    22          $23.40    $16.10    $13.69     22            $11.70     $8.05     $6.85
                                                                                                                                                    23          $24.60    $16.91    $14.38     23            $12.30     $8.46     $7.20
                                                                                                                                                    Prices include GST.

				
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