Transport for NSW – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com B2B news, analysis and educational resources on the latest trends and technologies in payments, transit ticketing, NFC and contactless, and beyond Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:07:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-001-32x32.png Transport for NSW – NFCW https://www.nfcw.com 32 32 37289602 Transport for NSW eyes face recognition for frictionless transit card payments https://www.nfcw.com/2019/07/11/363490/transport-for-nsw-eyes-face-recognition-for-frictionless-transit-card-payments/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:57:02 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=63490 “In the transport space we’ll use facial recognition technology to scan customers who’ve ‘opted in’ and linked their Opal account… No more gate barriers – just a smooth journey.”

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Sydney commuters can now use Fitbit wearables to pay for transit rides https://www.nfcw.com/2019/01/08/358924/sydney-commuters-can-now-use-fitbit-wearables-to-pay-for-transit-rides/ Tue, 08 Jan 2019 15:31:02 +0000 https://www.nfcw.com/?p=58924 “Following the contactless payment strategy rolled out by NSW Transport on Sydney’s ferry, light rail and train networks in November, Fitbit users can now use selected Mastercard and Visa debit and credit cards loaded into their Fitbit Pay Wallet to pay for their trip… Fitbit users in Sydney with a Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Versa and […]

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Sydney’s public transport operator integrates on-demand transit service into its ticketing system https://www.nfcw.com/2018/06/29/357459/sydneys-public-transport-operator-integrates-on-demand-transit-service-into-its-ticketing-system/ Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:16:25 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=57459 “Transport for NSW has expanded its OpalPay payment method to allow the first on-demand public transport operators to tap into the Opal card system… The payment method will now expand to on-demand public transport services operated by Transit Systems in Sydney’s Inner West. The on-demand service, which will launch new week, is the latest in […]

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Australian transit authority uses open APIs to expand ticketing network to private operators https://www.nfcw.com/2017/12/21/355997/australian-transit-authority-uses-open-apis-expand-ticketing-network-private-operators/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:22:03 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=55997 “Open APIs allow other companies using their own terminals and equipment to connect to the Opal payments system. This allows them to simplify their operations, reduce operating costs and provide a quick and convenient way for commuters to pay for travel across a range of transportation modes.”

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Commuters on the F1 Manly to Circular Quay ferry first to tap into contactless ticketing on one of Sydney’s most iconic routes https://www.nfcw.com/2017/07/07/353853/commuters-f1-manly-circular-quay-ferry-first-tap-contactless-ticketing-one-sydneys-iconic-routes/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:59:37 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=53853 Mastercard — “Paying for a ferry ride is now as easy as tap-and-go, as Mastercard and Transport for NSW bring contactless ticketing payment to Sydney Ferries… In an Australian first, commuters can use their Mastercard contactless card or mobile wallets that have enabled Mastercard cards to tap on.”

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Opal card implanted into Sydney man Meow-Meow could be deactivated by NSW authorities https://www.nfcw.com/2017/06/28/353698/opal-card-implanted-sydney-man-meow-meow-deactivated-nsw-authorities/ Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:51:32 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=53698 ABC News — “Transport authorities in New South Wales have threatened to deactivate an Opal card that has been implanted in a Sydney man’s hand… ‘Transport for NSW does not support the tampering or damaging of Opal Cards, which would be a breach of the terms of use,’ they said.”

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Contactless ticket trial for Sydney public transport https://www.nfcw.com/2016/12/20/349132/contactless-ticket-trial-sydney-public-transport/ Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:02:46 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=49132 Cubic Transportation Systems says it is working with Transport for New South Wales to trial contactless ticketing across Sydney’s public transport network in 2017, allowing “commuters of participating payment schemes to tap their contactless bank card on Opal readers to pay for travel”. The trial follows Cubic’s licensing agreement with Transport for London in July […]

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Transport for NSW seeks bright ideas https://www.nfcw.com/2016/08/23/346824/transport-for-nsw-seeks-bright-ideas/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:57:42 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=46824 Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has launched the Future Transport Beacon Innovation Challenge, asking for ideas from “tech savvy visionaries” to enable new use cases for a network of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons at Chatswood Station. “The best submissions will earn access to the trial beacon network from 10 October to 13 November,” […]

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NSW to check tickets with NFC https://www.nfcw.com/2013/11/27/327117/nsw-check-tickets-nfc/ Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:01:02 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=27117 Australia’s transit authority for New South Wales is seeking partners in the IT industry to develop an Android NFC phone app that Transport for NSW officers could use to interact with the authority’s contactless Opal transit cards. The app would be used to top up commuters’ prepaid cards and to issue penalties, ZDNet reports.

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