Commuters will be able top-up their go cards with credit cards at train station ticket machines across the TransLink network from March.
Acting TransLink CEO Matt Longland said the completion of a trial at four stations and some customer feedback means the credit card functionality would be added to ticket machines at more than 140 train stations.
“Customers can use already use credit cards at all fare machines at busway stations and bus interchanges and at ticket offices of staffed rail station,” Mr Longland said.
“TransLink has been trialling the credit card top-up option successfully at fare machines at Central, Roma Street, Indooroopilly and Fruitgrove rail stations in recent months.
“This gives customers more go card top-up payment options to make travel easier.”
The go card distribution network was the largest in Australia with 580 locations where customers could buy go cards and 1600 location to top-up go cards.
go card users can also access the auto top-up function for go card so they always had travel credit.
“More than 130,000 customers are already using the automatic top-up function which allows their credit card to be automatically topped up by a set amount once the balance falls below $5.
“With auto top-up you don’t have to worry about having your wallet, purse or cash with you.”