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A lower price for Metrocards from 1st July 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: public, transport, services

Environment Canterbury media release: 30th June 2020

The price of a Metrocard will be $5 from Wednesday 1st July 2020 - down from $10.

Transport Portfolio Lead Councillor Phil Clearwater said that Metrocards have been free for the month of June as part of the COVID-19 response - to help encourage continued contactless payments.

“We are happy to have confirmed funding through our 2020/21 Annual Plan process to be able to bring the price of a Metrocard down permanently to $5, after the free offer comes to an end,” said Councillor Clearwater.

“Paying with a Metrocard gets you access to cheaper fares - at least 25 percent lower than cash fares - along with other benefits.

“Lowering the cost of Metrocards will in turn help make cheaper public transport accessible to more of our community.”

Benefits of using a Metrocard

  • Fares are at least 25 percent less with a Metrocard.
  • Capped daily and weekly fares.
  • Your credit amount is secure if your card is subsequently lost or stolen - once your card has been registered. Register your Metrocard online
  • Online management of your card, including top-ups via credit/debit card, or a new account-to-account option for those who don’t have or don’t want to use a credit card.

If you’re in Timaru

  • Metrocards and the MyWay by Metro app provide access to cheaper fares.
  • Fares are at least 25 percent less on the Timaru Link with a Metrocard.
  • Payments on MyWay by Metro are via the app or by Metrocard only – no cash is carried on the vehicles.

Find out about the MyWay by Metro app.

How to get a Metrocard

Metrocards are available at:

Now you can also order a Metrocard online.