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Key Takeaway:

Despite the growing demand for contactless payments, Paul Toole, acting minister for regional transport and roads for New South Wales, said in a statement Thursday that there was “still demand” for the closed-loop Opal card. He said the government is “aiming to create more digital products,” including trialing a digital Opal card.

Key Data:

Since the first contactless fare payments trial in Sydney in 2017, customers have tapped for a total of 30 million rides with contactless across trains, buses, light rail and ferries. Use of contactless averages 1.5 million contactless transactions per week.

Organizations Mentioned:

Transport for New South Wales, Transport for London

(This premium article was originally published in January 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) Transport officials in Australia have released figures on use of contactless payments in Sydney and…

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